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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 understand the connections between creativity and writing practice
2 demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
3 demonstrate an understanding of the different forms/genres of creative writing
4 reflect critically on their own and others' writing.

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

  1. understand the connections between creativity and writing practice
  2. demonstrate knowledge of foundational creative writing skills
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the different forms/genres of creative writing
  4. reflect critically on their own and others' writing.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.