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The Australian Literature minor will give you a broad understanding of the history and characteristics of Australian literature in its international contexts. It will introduce you to a wide range of literary and cultural works - poems, plays, novels and films - from colonial times to the present day, including works by Indigenous authors.

You will encounter the richness, breadth and depth of the Australian Literature Program's research and teaching culture, allowing you to customise your study according to your interests. Through class discussion and presentations, essay writing and exams you will hone skills central to the Australian Literature minor: you will learn to read closely and conduct research as part of developing personal, imaginative and valid interpretations of a range of texts.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

This minor is offered by the Department of English.

Graduate opportunities

Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and minor private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this minor

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Units of study in this minor

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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