Students are required to attend a two-hour seminar each week, comprising a mixed format of lecture, and class discussion / group activities. Undocumented absences from more than two classes may result in a student being deemed ineligible to pass this unit.
Students are required to read the set readings for each class, consider the topic questions, and prepare contributions to the class discussions and activities.
Students are required to submit two essays. Please note: students are required to attempt all assessment tasks in order to be eligible to pass the unit.
Preparation for Class
Each week we will discuss as a group the assigned reading and topics, making specific reference to the discussion questions set each week, as well as bringing in and scrutinising ideas from previous sessions and beyond the classroom. Please come to class prepared, and bring the weekly text. Since there are so many texts, you might not wish to purchase them all, but rather borrow them from your local library. Please keep our weekly topics in mind when reading for the seminar, and make some notes on points of interest, questions, and ideas about gender and genre in the specific instance.