LN533.306 Literature, Philosophy and Civilisation



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This course of study examines the use of language in Australia and how it relates to notions of a national community. The unit aims to introduce some of the major literary figures in Australian literature, but also non-imaginative writings, such as a Prime Minister’s speech or a document of continental exploration. Australia is a young nation whose literature has been shaped by English and American traditions, and also by indigenous and non-English speaking sources. The unit explores some of the major themes of Australian nationhood such as immigration, mateship, the tyranny of distance, and the bush.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2019; Semester 1, 2020, and Semester 1, 2021

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.