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Undergraduate | MAQ-ENGX2036 | 2024

Writing Popular Genre Fiction

Course information for 2024 intake

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
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About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Analyse and evaluate different readerships and audiences for popular mass-market genre fiction.
    2. Identify and analyse practices and techniques of writing popular genre fiction.
    3. Apply practical and theoretical knowledge of different genre conventions in creative written work.
    4. Work collaboratively in groups to identify and analyse the features of popular genre fiction, and to build creative worlds within specific genres.
    5. Critique and evaluate their own research and creative writing processes.

Entry requirements

Prior study

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


NCCW (pre-2020 units): ENGL236, ENGX236 Pre-requisite: 40 cp at 1000 level or above

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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What to study next?

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

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Bachelor of Arts

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