LIT202: Literature of the Western World – Milton to Modern


LIT202: Literature of the Western World – Milton to Modern

Key details

Accredited towardsBachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
Offered inSemester 2
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The unit of study presents a continuation of LIT201, covering the period from the 17th to the 20th century. It examines the changing vision of human nature and destiny as reflected in representative literary masterpieces, amid the growing fragmentation of Christian culture, and the new challenges that will be posed by twentieth-century Modernism. Emphasis will be given to the study and appreciation of primary works. More specifically topics and concepts are examined through a selection of works by various authors, including: John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Jane Austen, Gerard Manley Hopkins and T.S. Eliot.


Learning outcomes

The unit learning objectives develop in students an awareness of the value and relevance of the study strand. On completion of this unit of study, students will be able to:

  1. describe some of the foundational ideas in selected works;
  2. understand the basis of the contributions of authors to the development of the Western literary tradition and Western culture (in conjunction with later units in the course);
  3. describe and evaluate the historical context within which selected works have been composed;
  4. review and appraise presented information and researched readings;
  5. undertake research, summarise and communicate in a logical and coherent manner
  6. demonstrate the importance of clear written expression, concise logical essay structure and the appropriate use of referencing and bibliography according to academic conventions;
  7. constructively participate in group work and tutorial events by undertaking required readings and contributing with clarity and coherence.



Interested in other Literature units?

LIT101: Composition and Literature
LIT102: Literature of the Western World – Ancient
LIT201: Literature of the Western World – Medieval and Renaissance
LIT202: Literature of the Western World – Milton to Modern
LIT301: The Search for Meaning in Twentieth Century Literature
LIT302: Australian Literature
LIT303: The Catholic Imagination in Modern Literature
LIT304: Shakespeare



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