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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

ENG00410 Introduction to Creative Writing

Unit aim

Provides students with foundational knowledges in active reading and writing practices and prepares them for a writing life based on creativity, critical interpretation and writing skills. Students will begin a portfolio of creative work and engage in the giving and receiving of critical feedback integral to their writing practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: The art of creative-writing practice
Topic 2: Writers, readers, responding to texts
Topic 3: Narrative structure: voice and point of view
Topic 4: Narrative structure: plot and time, the short story
Topic 5: Building character
Topic 6: Place and setting: descriptive writing
Topic 7: Creative nonfiction
Topic 8: Dramatic writing and dialogue
Topic 9: Poetry
Topic 10: Writing and rewriting: Workshopping the final draft
Topic 11: Writing in the public world: 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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 understand the connections between reading and writing
2 demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
3 demonstrate active reading capabilities
4 participate actively in discussions about writing and reading
5 reflect critically on their own and others' writing.

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

  1. understand the connections between reading and writing
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
    • GA2:
  3. demonstrate active reading capabilities
    • GA4:
  4. participate actively in discussions about writing and reading
    • GA6:
  5. reflect critically on their own and others' writing.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Cowan, A, 2011, The Art of Writing Fiction, Pearson, Great Britain. ISBN: 978-1408248348.

  • Cowan, A, 2011, The Art of Writing Fiction, Pearson, Great Britain. ISBN: 978-1408248348.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.