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ENGL12-106: World Literature


This subject focuses on the power of literature to grow empathy and to increase our understanding of different conceptions of human life. You will explore key texts which, although created in specific cultural and geographical locations for a local audience, have transcended those boundaries. These texts are being read in the global village, in multiple languages, in times different from their authorship. The investigation of these texts will give you an opportunity to understand the value of learning the myriad ways with which the human experience is depicted in literature. Furthermore, analysing how literary features, such as translation, impact our understanding of the world described in these stories, will enhance your capabilities as global citizens. The subject aims to develop a greater awareness of how studying world literature can create new, more responsible understandings of humanity.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: ENGL12-106
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in selected aspects of World Literature.
  2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to selected aspects of World Literature.
  3. Apply disciplinary knowledge of selected aspects of World Literature to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.