Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (10%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 798.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,048.00

This unit extends the practical work and learning methodologies of ENGX121. It is based on seminar workshops, lectures, and practical writing activities. The unit encourages responses to different genres and theoretical approaches to creative writing. It aims to develop practical written and reflective skills, and the capacity to use language and form. It encourages students to attempt new ways of writing, to develop their work into finished texts, and to consciously position these texts within the wider discourse. In this unit, creative writing is taught within contexts of contemporary relevance, in order to broaden students' range and encourage reflection about their writing. Students are expected to develop their creative writing and increase their knowledge about its contexts by producing writing throughout the unit. Unit topics and readings provide literary and theoretical examples to stimulate intellectual and creative enquiry.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify key theoretical and practical concepts and integrate them in creative writing
  2. compose several pieces of conceptually developed creative writing
  3. employ written and language skills in different creative writing contexts
  4. reflect on student’s own creative writing processes
  5. critique and analyse literary and theoretical texts
  6. appraise and critique students’ writing in workshop environment
  7. demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the unit.
  • Assignment 1 (10%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Final (40%)
  • Participation — Online forum and workshops (20%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

2Story and narrative - Short story (1)
3Story and narrative - Short story (2)
4Global writing
5Rewriting narratives
6Postmodern story
7Writing other worlds
8Identity and subjectivity
9Writing gender
11Hybrid Genres
12Eco poetry

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.

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