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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

Module 1: What is creative-writing practice? How readers and writers respond to texts
 
Module 2: Narrative structure I: establishing a voice and point of view
 
Module 3: Narrative structure II: creating a plot
 
Module 4: Building characters
 
Module 5: Creating a sense of place and setting
 
Module 6: Writing and rewriting

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

  • 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.