About this unit
What makes a story endure the test of time? This online unit in Great Books explores the longevity of particular written masterpieces in order to answer that question.
You will study works by Homer, Chaucer, Swift and Shakespeare, giving you a well-rounded introduction to the classics and improving your ability to read a range of texts with care and historical awareness.
The unit considers the question of what makes works ‘literary’ and the formal approaches authors of different circumstances and eras have made in illuminating the human condition.
You will not only get to debate and critique some of the greatest works of all time with other interested students, you will also be given the chance to analyse their relevance to today, giving you a chance to discuss their continuity and the connections between past and present cultures.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, this unit counts towards the Bachelor of Arts, Certificate of Arts and Diploma of Arts at Griffith University.
Course pathwaysThis unit is a core requirement in the following course:
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
- The Odyssey
- The Canterbury Tales
- Gulliver’s Travels
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.