Stage 2 | Subject Outline | Version control

English Literary Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 1.0
For teaching in 2021. Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding

Ethical understanding is explored in English Literary Studies through the selection of texts for study, for example, when students engage with ethical dilemmas presented in texts, considering reasons for actions and implications of decisions. They explore and question values, attitudes, perspectives, and assumptions in texts, examining how they are presented, their impact on audiences, and how they are reflected in their own responses. Through the study of English Literary Studies, students come to appreciate and develop greater empathy for the rights and opinions of others. They develop increasingly advanced communication, research, and presentation skills to express viewpoints. Students develop an understanding of the importance of acknowledging the ideas and views of others through appropriate referencing.