Secondary English Education, Major (0354)

  • Effective from: Spring 2024
  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0354

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Secondary English Education Major will provide students with 60 credit points of English discipline knowledge and 20 credit points of English pedagogy and curriculum knowledge. Together with completion of subjects in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), this Major will enable students to meet requirements to graduate from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with the English teaching area. The Secondary English Education Major will span the Foundation and Development phases of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), enabling students to develop strong pedagogical content knowledge, an understanding of evidence-based pedagogies, and skills in using assessment and feedback to guide and enhance student learning.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Bankstown City Campus Internal SecondaryEnquiries@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal SecondaryEnquiries@westernsydney.edu.au

Major Structure

  • Please note: Subjects that are part of the majors are subject to availability. Students may need to travel to different campuses to complete some of these subjects.

Students must successfully complete 80 credit points as follows.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMM 1004 Approaches to Text 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
LANG 1015 Introduction to Literary Studies 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Autumn session
LANG 2035 Methods of Reading 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
LANG 3094 The Value of Literature 10
Select one Alternate subject (from Alternate subjects listed below) 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
Select one Level 3 Alternate subject (from Alternate subjects listed below) 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
TEAC 3053English Curriculum 7-10 10
 Credit Points10
Year 4
Autumn session
TEAC 4019English Curriculum 11-12 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
LANG 1015 Introduction to Literary Studies 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
COMM 1004 Approaches to Text 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Spring session
LANG 3094 The Value of Literature 10
Select one Alternate subject (from Alternate subjects listed below) 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
LANG 2035 Methods of Reading 10
 Credit Points10
Year 3
Spring session
TEAC 3053English Curriculum 7-10 10
 Credit Points10
Autumn session
Select one Level 3 Alternate subject (from Alternate subjects listed below) 10
 Credit Points10
Year 4
Autumn session
TEAC 4019English Curriculum 11-12 10
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points80

Alternate Subjects

Students complete two of the following subjects, with at least one subject at Level 3:

Subject Title Credit Points
Level 2 Subjects
LANG 2015Cultural History of Books and Reading10
COMM 2016Experimental Writing and Electronic Publication10
COMM 2020Introduction to Film Studies10
LANG 2033Literature and Decolonisation10
LANG 2050Medieval and Early Modern Literature10
LANG 2036Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics10
LANG 2058Race in Literature10
HUMN 2044Representing Everyday Life in Literary and Visual Cultures10
LANG 2039Sexual/Textual Politics in Victorian Women's Writing10
LANG 2044The Gothic10
LANG 2048Working Grammar10
LANG 2051Writing and Reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy10
COMM 2043Writing Fiction10
Level 3 Subjects
LANG 300119th Century American Literature10
LANG 300220th Century American Literature10
COMM 3005Australian Textual Studies10
LANG 3019Children's and Young Adult Fiction10
COMM 3006Cinema and Experience10
LANG 3100Comedy and Tragedy: Dramas of Death and Rebirth10
LANG 3069Contemporary Irish Writing10
LANG 3027Creative Non-Fiction10
COMM 3013Creative Writing Project10
LANG 3028Crime Fiction10
LANG 3029Culture, Discourse and Meaning10
LANG 3033Film and Drama10
LANG 3050Introduction to Stylistics10
LANG 3059Law, Literature and Culture10
LANG 3061Literary Animals10
LANG 3062Literature and Philosophy10
CART 3001Modernism10
COMM 3024Modernity and Cinema10
LANG 3066Postcolonial Literatures: Partition, Dependence and Exile10
CULT 3020Representing Crime10
LANG 3072Short Fiction in the Americas10
LANG 3086The Novel10
LANG 3087Women's Writing10
LANG 3089World Literature in Translation10
LANG 3091Writing and Society10
COMM 3041Writing For Performance10
COMM 3042Writing Poetry10