10 cp Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Literature Teaching Organisation: This unit will include lectures, tutorials and web-enhanced learning. 12 week-semester or equivalent in intensive block mode. Students should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including class attendance, readings and assignment preparation.
This course will examine the genres of popular literature and how they express the social problems/issues of the day. Genres such as science fiction, romance, detective fiction and the literature of sports may be examined while considering the cultural formation of the “popular” within the discipline of literary studies.