Literary Studies: Poetry/Criticism (8143.4)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with unit 8752 Literary Studies: Poetry/Criticism PG.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will:
1. Demonstrate in writing and orally that they are able to make critical judgements about the poetry they read;
2. Demonstrate an ability to critically reflect on their own judgements; and
3. Demonstrate in writing and orally that they are able to extend theories of critical judgement beyond poetry to other fields.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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1 C.D. Wright, One Big Self: Prisoners of Arkansas, Copper Canyon Press: Washington, 2003.
2 C.K. Williams, Writers Writing Dying, Farrar Straus Giroux: New York, 2012.
3 Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven, Random House: New York, 2007.
4 Elif Sezen, Universal Mother, GloriaSMH Press: Melbourne, 2016.
Literary Studies: Poetry/Criticism Tutorial Readings, available through moodle.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please note that late assignments not accompanied by a doctor's certificate or note from UC AccessAbility will be penalised as per the UC Late Assessment Policy: When a student does not submit an assessment task on or before the due date and time, their mark will be reduced by five percentage points per day from the total mark available (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Description of grade
High Distinction (HD)
Work of outstanding quality on the learning outcomes of the subject, which may be demonstrated in areas such as criticism, logical argument, interpretation of materials or use of methodology. This grade may also be given to recognise particular originality or creativity.
Work of superior quality on the learning outcomes of the subject, demonstrating a sound grasp of content, together with efficient organisation and selectivity.
Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement on the learning outcomes of the subject, or work of superior quality on a majority of the learning outcomes of the subject
Work showing a satisfactory achievement of the learning outcomes of the subject.
Ungraded Pass (UP)
Work showing achievement of the learning outcomes of the subject to a satisfactory level or better.
Conceded Pass (PX)
Work showing a satisfactory achievement and/or quality on the more important learning outcomes of the subject, with an unsatisfactory (but close to satisfactory) achievement on one learning outcome of the subject, but insufficient to continue on to subjects for which the subject is a prerequisite.
Fail (NW, NX, NC, NS or NN)
The grade abbreviations above are explained in the University Handbook
Work showing an unsatisfactory achievement of one or more learning outcomes of the subject, and not qualifying for the grade of pass or conceded pass.
Please see the discussion of 'Delivery mode' at 2c above.
Required IT skills
Copies of the texts will be available through the UC Co-op Bookshop.
C.D. Wright's One Big Self is available for linear e-borrowing through the UC library, which basically means that as many students as want to can borrow it at the same time. I.e. there is no need to purchase this book if you are happy to read it online. But it is nice on paper. The Co-op will have copies.
Limited numbers of the other three books will be available in the library for short-loan and 7-day loan, but there are no electronic holdings. You are strongly recommended to obtain your own copies. These will be available in the Co-op bookshop. But please note that the Co-op tends to stock limited numbers. If you do not secure one of their copies early you are strongly encouraged to purchase online.
NB all texts are compulsory and it will not be possible to pass the unit without reading all 4 texts closely. To purchase all four will cost approximately $100 (the three excepting the Wright, approximately $75).
Work placement, internships or practicums
The Poetry Festival is an environment in which students will encounter practising poets and writers on poetry in the workaday act of reading, discussing and promoting poetry .