ENL8015 Working with Early Modern Pages and Stages
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Early Modern Pages and Stages|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091523 - Literature|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Laurie Johnson
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH or MSTA
For more than three centuries, investigations into Shakespeare’s life and works have exercised skillsets of practitioners and scholars from numerous fields: literary scholars, theatre practitioners, antiquarians and historians, and more recently, theatre and cultural historians. Collectively, these have built a picture of the playwright’s genius, brought his plays to life for new audiences, and constructed a picture of his life and times. Current expertise and proficiency in investigating Shakespeare requires students to possess a working knowledge of numerous practical and research methods (from archaeological and archival work to stagecraft and digital textual analysis), and to have a high professional standard of competency in applying a variety of integrated practical and analytical skills.
This course covers a wide selection of academic disciplines and professional fields. Through examination and analysis, students within the course develop a range of historical and contemporary investigation skills and methods used in collaborative and interdisciplinary Shakespeare studies. These include critical tools, principles of dramaturgy and stagecraft, and archival work as well as archaeological, architectural, and other types of documentary evidence. Students investigate how these skills and methods integrate and transfer across other domains of professional practice.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- identify and apply appropriate research processes such as internet, library catalogue and databases for acquiring different forms of data and evidence relevant to the problem or issue at hand
- identify and solve a problem by critically evaluating suitable evidence types and investigation tools
- identify and respond to current debates in the disciplines by presenting coherent, complex arguments in a range of communication modes
- apply high-level interpersonal skills in negotiating and resolving decisions in planning a team research project
- collaborate effectively in a team to successfully deliver a specified research outcome to a presentation deadline
- objectively assess their own and others’ performance in successfully completing a team project, according to negotiated criteria suited to the purpose of the project.
|1.||Investigating early modern texts||20.00|
|2.||Working with lost materials||20.00|
|3.||Using investigative tools old and new||20.00|
|4.||Interpreting and evaluating evidence||10.00|
|5.||Engaging with current debates in Shakespeare studies||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=ENL8015)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Online Discussion Board||52.00|
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|DATABASE SEARCH||100||10||06 Aug 2019||1|
|PRIMARY SOURCE REPORT||100||20||09 Sep 2019||1,2|
|POSITION PAPER||100||30||30 Sep 2019||2,3|
|TEAM PROJECT SHOWCASE||100||40||24 Oct 2019||3,4,5,6||(see note 1)|
- Showcase presentations may be scheduled during Weeks 12 to 15 of the semester.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in assignments must comply with the MLA referencing system.
Evaluation and benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
- confirms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement;
- forms part of the Master of Arts (Shakespeare Studies) program and is benchmarked against the internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.