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Monash University Handbook 2011 Honours - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units. Students are also required to attend a short methodology course.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the English honours coordinator; contact details available at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/current/honours.

If students:

  • have not completed a second or third-year-level unit with a reasonably strong theoretical component, they are advised to consider taking ATS4274 (Literary theory)
  • are undertaking a thesis in creative writing they are advised to consider taking ATS4272 (Writers and the creative process).

Intending honours students are encouraged to consult as early as possible with the fourth-year honours coordinator in planning their major sequence. They should choose units providing them with:

  • an understanding of the nature and construction of the discipline, including its historical and contemporary forms
  • a familiarity with a range of literary genres across a broad historical and cultural spectrum
  • an understanding of contemporary and historical modes of literary and critical theory.

In particular, intending honours students who wish to undertake a creative writing thesis are strongly encouraged to enrol in:

Units

Thesis

Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4762 English minor thesis
  • ATS4763 English minor thesis part 1 and ATS4764 English minor thesis part 2

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units:

  • ATS4265 Poetics
  • ATS4270 Writing the child
  • ATS4271 Gothic revivals
  • ATS4272 Writers and the creative process
  • ATS4273 Contemporary Australian poetry and fiction
  • ATS4274 Literary theory
  • ATS4275 Drama of the age of Shakespeare
  • ATS4276 Exotic erotic other: World writing in English
  • ATS4277 Visions and revisions: Reworkings
  • ATS4758 Legal fictions: Bodies, image, discourse
  • ATS4760 Supervised reading subject
  • ATS4761 Ireland, swift, England: Special author course
  • ATS4765 Feminist poetics
  • a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the English honours coordinator

Intending honours students are encouraged to consult as early as possible with the fourth-year honours coordinator in planning their major sequence. They should choose units providing them with:

  • an understanding of the nature and construction of the discipline, including its historical and contemporary forms
  • a familiarity with a range of literary genres across a broad historical and cultural spectrum
  • an understanding of contemporary and historical modes of literary and critical theory.

In particular, intending honours students who wish to undertake a creative writing thesis are strongly encouraged to enrol in ATS2517/ATS3517 Introduction to Fiction Writing and ATS2518/ATS3518 Advanced Fiction Writing.

Contact details

Relevant Courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0204 Honours degree of Bachelor of Letters
  • 0082 The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws