Current Issues in Literary Studies (Revision 1)
Delivery Mode: Individualized study
Prerequisite: MAIS 601 or a senior-level English course.
Program: Master of Arts Integrated Studies
Literary Studies 605 is a recommended course in the Masters of Arts—Integrated Studies Literary Studies specialization. The course is designed to prepare students for graduate work in literature by applying theoretical questions and issues to texts. This course looks a several topics: canon formation, genre, literary style, post-colonialism, literary representation, gender, discourse, modernism and postmodernism. Works are from the English-speaking world or in English translation and will enable students to pursue comparative study.
The objectives of LTST 605 are to:
- review our understanding of literature, creative writing, and discourse.
- examine the study of literature in an interdisciplinary context.
- examine common literary terms such as canon, genre, structure and interpretation.
- review our understanding of literary theory.
- review ways in which to research literary topics such as post-colonialism.
- review ways of writing about literary topics.
To receive credit for this course, students must participate in the online activities, successfully complete the assignments, and achieve a final mark of at least 60 per cent. Students should be familiar with the Master of Arts—Integrated Studies grading system. Please note that it is students' responsibility to maintain their program status. Any student who receives a grade of "F" in one course, or a grade of "C" in more than one course, may be required to withdraw from the program.
The following table summarizes the evaluation activities and the credit weights associated with them.
The course materials for LTST 605 include the items listed below.
- Frank Lentricchia and T. McLaughlin. Critical Terms for Literary Studies. 2nd ed. University of Chicago Press, 1995.
- Kate Chopin. The Awakening. Bedford-St. Martins, 2000.
- Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness. W.W. Norton, 2005.
Athabasca University Online Materials
Course Home Page: You will find Course Information (including the Assignment File and other pertinent information) at the top of the course home page. You will also find your Study Guide presented unit by unit online. You will find your assignments and links to submit your work to your professor on the course home page.
Athabasca University Library: Students are encouraged to browse the Library's Web site to review the Library collection of journal databases, electronic journals, and digital reference tools: http://library.athabascau.ca.
Students may contact the course professor Dr. Paul Huebener via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, May 1, 2011.
Updated December 01 2016 by Student & Academic Services