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The online Classic American Fiction unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University introduces students to some of the greatest writers in American history, including Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Over the duration of this 14-week online unit, , students will study some of the most famous novels, poems and literature ever written in the United States, learning to place works of fiction in the literary and historical contexts in which they were conceived.
Students will be transported through decades of American history, from the days of American expansionism in the early 1800s, right through to the modernist days of the 1920s and ‘30s that saw expatriates such as Hemingway flourish.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must not have already studied this unit or its academic equivalent, and must also be accepted into the following course:
In this Classic American Literature unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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After successful completion of this Classic American Fiction unit, students will have improved their understanding of the role of literature in social, political and historical circles. For example, students will learn how Ernest Hemingway’s personal experiences of being an expatriate in France and Spain, as well as his limited exposure to World War I, led him to write Fiesta, one of the key texts in the canon of American modernism.
The notion of the American Dream, so prevalent throughout American literature, will also be examined, via Fitzgerald’s opulent but tragic classic, The Great Gatsby.
Students will improve their written communication, through the ability to critically analyse and deconstruct literary texts. Students will also expand on their ability to communicate orally, through discussion about just what it is about the studied texts that makes their voice inherently American.
At the culmination of the unit, students will be able to speak knowledgably and authoritatively on the subject of American fiction.
This unit will complement the other three units that comprise the Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.