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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Guides students through contemporary theoretical debates about the relationship between written texts and circulation of meaning within cultures. Students will explore these theories in creative and critical work focused on ethics, authorship and language. Provides an Introductory chapter for students commencing with no literary studies background, and develops skills for writers re-entering tertiary education after an absence. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice.

Unit content

1. Introduction: Summary of ideas

2. Meaning and the circulation of meaning within cultures

3. Cultural values and creative practice

4. The question of authorship/ethics

5. Power and ethics (intertext)

6. Language and resistance in a globalised world

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 demonstrate the capability to explore theoretical issues in creative writing.
2 demonstrate cultural competence with an awareness of ethics, authorship and language.
3 explore theoretical concepts in creative writing.

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

  1. demonstrate the capability to explore theoretical issues in creative writing.
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate cultural competence with an awareness of ethics, authorship and language.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. explore theoretical concepts in creative writing.
    • GA4: