Module B : Texts and ways of thinking
In this elective, students explore and evaluate texts that relate to the period from the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki up to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. A climate of Cold War anxiety permeates these texts in a number of ways. the texts may emerge from, respond to, critique, and shape our understanding of ways of thinkng during this period. Many of these texts have a common focus on the personal and political ramifications of this era. They are often characterised by an intensified questioning of humanity and human beliefs and values. Experimentation with ideas and form may reflect or challenge ways of thinking during the period.
In this elective, students are required to study at least three of the prescribed texts, as well as other related texts of their own choosing. In their responding and composing, they explore, analyse, experiment iwth and critically evaluate their prescibed texts and a range of other appropriate texts. Texts can be drawn from a range of times, contexts and media and should reflect the personal and political concers of the post-war period.