units

ATS2422

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Kate Rigby

Notes

Previously coded CLS2550

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to the new forms of representation and ways of thinking that emerged in Europe in association with the Romantic movement. It will focus in particular on Romantic reconceptualisations of literature, history and nationhood, God and nature, art and the self. Romanticism will be considered both as a revolutionary period in European history and as a continuing strand of Western culture. Writers discussed will come from various European traditions.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will have:

  1. Developed a general understanding of the new ways of thinking and writing about history and nationhood, God and nature, art and the self that were articulated by European philosophers and writers associated with the Romantic movement;
  2. Gained a more in-depth knowledge of the work of at least two Romantic philosophers and/or writers from different parts of Europe;
  3. Become more aware of the ongoing legacy of European Romanticism in contemporary Western culture;
  4. Continued the development of their skills in the areas of research, textual analysis and interpretation, and communication, both oral and written.

Assessment

Written work (3600 words): 80%
Test (1-hour): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week or 22 hours per semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A gateway unit in Literary Studies or by permission