ug-comparative-literature-and-cultural-studies

aos

Skip to content | Change text size
 

print version

Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

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

Notes

  • Note: Only selected units are available at the Caulfield, South Africa and Sunway campuses.

Description

Units under this heading are administered by the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies within the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies. The Centre is an interdisciplinary teaching unit with responsibility for teaching and research in three main areas:

(a.) Comparative literature is the study of literary texts in ways that go beyond particular national or linguistic boundaries. Students study literary texts written in other languages - including Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian and Spanish - as well as in English. All texts are studied in English translation although will normally know the original as well.

(b.) Cultural studies is the study of literature in its political and social contexts and in relation to other arts and media, for example the press, film and television. The interrelationships between texts and codes are studied, both 'artistic' and 'popular', verbal and visual. The connections between social institutions are examined, such as the international media conglomerates, cultural technologies like printing and film and cultural forms such as the novel and the soap opera.

(c.) Critical theory is an umbrella term for a whole series of contemporary approaches to literary and cultural criticism, for example hermeneutics, semiotics, post-structuralism, ideology critique, psychoanalysis, ecocriticism and so on. Such theories are central to recent work in literary and cultural studies.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in comparative literature and cultural studies must complete the following two units (12 points):

  • ATS1275 Literature, culture and society 1
  • ATS1276 Literature, culture and society 2

For the purposes of a minor/major, a first-year sequence in comparative literature and cultural studies can be replaced by an appropriate first-year sequence in English, classical studies, French studies, German studies, Italian studies or Spanish and Latin American studies.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in comparative literature and cultural studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Units not offered in 2011

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2433 Diploma in Arts (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing