Classic Australian Novels

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Introducing you to four major works of classic Australian fiction, this online unit from Griffith University and Open Universities Australia offers an academic study of some of the nation's best literary works. With novels by Marcus Clarke, Joseph Furphy, Henry Handel Richardson, and Patrick White, this Classic Australian Novels unit tutors you in literary criticism while prompting you to engage with and understand some of the ethical questions brought up in each of the novels.

You will also be expected to do research into the historical context of the works, as well as to understand Australian literary traditions, allowing you to fully analyse the novels based on thematic, stylistic and formal concepts. With the 13-week unit being assessed on an essay and an exam, you'll be expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to form intellectual arguments based on your research.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics, Griffith University

Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this Classic Australian Novels unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Context, genre and biography
  • Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life
  • Joseph Furphy, Such is Life
  • Henry Handel Richardson, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
  • Patrick White, Voss
  • The literary classic in Australia

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics, Griffith University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

As a core unit of the Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics from Griffith University, this module is a vital step toward earning your degree, and so furthering your career. Whatever kind of work you want to move into, the skills learnt in this program are a great asset. As you will be developing skills in research, analysis, constructing an argument, and written and oral communication, your skill set is highly transferrable. The ability to engage in intellectual reasoning is a major advantage, whatever career path you choose.

This unit is especially beneficial for anyone wanting to go on to a career in academia, particularly one focusing on literature. As the unit develops your skills in literary criticism, as well as research and contextual analysis, you'll be well equipped to go on to further literary study. Thanks to the literary-historical research involved, and the in-depth knowledge you'll gain of the Australian literary tradition, you'll have the background knowledge necessary for further academic research into Australian literature.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Classic Australian Novels from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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