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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Facilitates development of students' knowledge and practice of various genres of food and wine writing and promotes awareness of the professional context of this writing. A range of writing techniques and forms will be critically examined with view to enhancing students' own practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the practice of writing for publication.

Unit content

Topic 1: Genre and food and wine writing 
Topic 2: Creative-writing strategies: rehearsal 
Topic 3: Varied genres 
Topic 4: Varied media 
Topic 5: Research skills and scholarly practice 
Topic 6: Publishing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 differentiate between various food and wine writing genres
2 critically analyse specific forms of food and wine writing
3 write within the specific conventions of a chosen genre or media practice in the context of food and/or wine writing
4 demonstrate skills in re-writing and self-editing for successful publication
5 apply appropriate research methods and skills for writing in specific food and wine contexts.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. differentiate between various food and wine writing genres
    • GA4:
  2. critically analyse specific forms of food and wine writing
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. write within the specific conventions of a chosen genre or media practice in the context of food and/or wine writing
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate skills in re-writing and self-editing for successful publication
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. apply appropriate research methods and skills for writing in specific food and wine contexts.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Jacob, D, 2010, Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More, 2nd edn, Marlowe and Co, New York. ISBN: 9780738214047.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.