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Writing Crime and Contemporary Romance

Undergraduate | GRF-CWR211 | 2024

Go populist and examine two of fiction’s most beloved genres. Stroll through the history of crime and romance. Investigate noir detective fiction. Dip into chick lit and lad fic. Put pen to paper and produce writing to fit into one of these genres.

Study method
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Enrol by
7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
15 July 2024,
4 Nov 2024

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Writing Crime and Contemporary Romance

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. recognise and critically examine the relationship between popular culture and the production of popular fiction genres
    2. understand significant aspects of research, drafting and editing necessary for creative responses in popular fiction
    3. demonstrate understanding of the history and influence of literary traditions on popular fiction genres
    4. demonstrate rigourous standards of scholarship
    5. demonstrate strong ability in being creative and innovative
    6. identify and put theoretical knowledge of popular fiction genres into action in a range of modes.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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