International and Comparative Literary Studies

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International and Comparative Literary Studies

Honours

Honours in International and Comparative Literary Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ICLS4113 Methods of Comparative Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wds commentary piece (25%), 1x 1500wds presentation (25%), 1x 3000wds research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This seminar will trace the history of Comparative Literature as it evolved first in Europe (Goethe's idea of Weltliteratur, the 'French School', and Auerbach's and Spitzer's philology school in Istanbul) then elsewhere (with particular focus on North and South America and North and South East Asia) with focus on new perspectives from postcolonial, feminist and gay/lesbian/queer studies.
ICLS4114 Comparative Literature Theories

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will familiarise students with theoretical and methodological debates in comparative literature and their wider impact on the study of interactions between literature, culture and society.
SLCS4500 SLC Honours Seminar 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
SLCS4501 SLC Honours Seminar 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd critical analysis exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines a range of theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the study of language, history, society and culture. It facilitates reflective engagement on a variety of conceptual frameworks and enables the acquisition of the skills required to complete an extended research project.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units

Honours thesis units of study

ICLS4111 ICLS Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Program of International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
ICLS4112 ICLS Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 20000wd thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Program of International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.