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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

WRI10001 - Contemporary Reading and Writing Practices OR ENG00410 Introduction to Creative Writing

Unit aim

Introduces students to a range of popular and literary genres and encourages them to study these genres in both practical and critical ways. Students will work creatively and critically with the aesthetic conventions, textual strategies, ideologies and histories of a range of genres.

Unit content

  • Introduction to Writing Genre
  • Realisms: social realism, grunge, magic realism, hyperrealism
  • Travel / food / nature (place) / art / sport
  • Crime
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Romance

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 literary and popular genres and fiction and creative nonfiction
2 understand critical analysis of specific genres as well as genre writing in general
3 recognise the cultural and aesthetic factors that have determined the development of specific genres
4 recognise and understand the various conventions and writing/textual strategies that underpin each genre in both a practical and theoretical sense
5 write within the specific conventions of a range of genres as well as use those conventions in a subversive manner
6 combine a range of genres in their writing praxis.

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

  1. differentiate between literary and popular genres and fiction and creative nonfiction
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. understand critical analysis of specific genres as well as genre writing in general
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. recognise the cultural and aesthetic factors that have determined the development of specific genres
    • GA1:
  4. recognise and understand the various conventions and writing/textual strategies that underpin each genre in both a practical and theoretical sense
    • GA2:
  5. write within the specific conventions of a range of genres as well as use those conventions in a subversive manner
    • GA2:
  6. combine a range of genres in their writing praxis.
    • GA2: