Writing Angles: Popular and Professional
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
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This writing unit is grounded in communication and has a theoretical base drawn from a mix of critical theory and cultural studies. You will develop your understanding of writing as communication through the analysis of language theories and the application of theoretical models to specific examples. You will develop advanced skills in writing across a range of genres drawing from both the professional and the popular. You will be encouraged to improve your understanding of how language works through the study and application of grammar of your own writing. You will produce a folio of writing that will include both popular and professional kinds of writing. You will work on an extended piece to further hone your skills in the craft of writing. Additionally you will also undertake a group project in order to develop team and collaborative skills.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- develop the capability to write material for professional contexts
- understand the relationship between text and context
- develop a writing voice that is present in all work undertaken
- develop the ability to switch between formal and less formal genres
- write accurately and appropriately for genre, site, context and in terms of usage (that is, grammar)
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to writing angles|
|3||Writers & photography|
|5||The role of the reader & the dialogic imagination|
|8||Case studies; Martin Luther King & contemporary journalism|
|9||Speech and writing & Derrida and deconstruction|
|10||Roland Barthes: Striptease|
|11||Codes; Narrative art & advertising OR|
|12||Foucault and discourse|
|13||Graffiti as popular resistance|
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This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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