Unit Requirements and Expectations
It is expected that students will listen to two audio lectures each week, read set primary texts, participate thoroughly in online discussion (making at least 2 informed and engaged discussion forum posts) and submit all items of assessment (two assignments, a research essay and, in week 13, the end-of-unit quiz).
Unit Webpage and Technology Used and Required Online units can be accessed at http://ilearn.mq.edu.au. PC and internet access are required. basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Please contact teaching staff for any further, more specific requirements. Consult the OUA website for more detailed information on technology requires: https://www.open.edu.au/getting-started/studying-through-oua/computer-requirements.
1. William Shakespeare, Macbeth. All students are urged to acquire/use the recommended Norton Critical Edition, ed. Robert S. Miola. 2nd edition. New York and London, 2014, which contains useful additional resources. The first edition will serve just as well if that is more readily available. If you cannot access the Norton Critical edition, please ensure that you use a reputable scholarly edition of the text.
2. David Malouf, Ransom (Sydney: Knopf, 2009).
All other weekly readings have been digitised and are available to download from Macquarie University library's eReserve. Links for all reading can be accessed from the ENGX120 iLearn site.
H. Porter Abbott, The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 2ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
A list of additional suggestions for critical readings can be found in the Topic 14: Essential Course Resources area of the unit's iLearn site.