Advanced Studies in English and Writing
|Course code ENGL3000||Units 20||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course is the culmination of the courses in the English and Writing major. It will consolidate and enhance the skills and knowledge that students have acquired so far, and prepare them to advance to Honours and further studies if they so desire. They may specialise in either English or Creative Writing. Students choosing English will engage with contemporary issues and debates in literary studies while students opting for Creative Writing will explore contemporary writing practice and theory. Students from both streams will be exposed to advanced research methods and learn to contextualise their own work in the field. They will be asked to undertake an advanced research or writing project that demonstrates in-depth understanding of the critical/creative issues involved.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: |
1. demonstrate awareness of contemporary debates and issues in English or Creative Writing;
2. acquire advanced interpretive skills in comprehension of contemporary theory and practice in English or Creative Writing;
3. demonstrate the ability to conduct research independently, and to express clear and informed arguments, orally and in writing, on aspects of English or Creative Writing;
4. demonstrate skills in writing an extended analytic essay or creative project demonstrating engagement with and knowledge of a chosen topic or theme at the advanced undergraduate level;
5. display awareness of the research-led writing process in English or Creative Writing.
|Content||This course will build on the critical and creative skills acquired in undergraduate English and Writing courses. Students may specialise in either English or Creative Writing. Students from both streams will be exposed to advanced research methods and learn to contextualise their own work in the field. Students choosing English will engage with contemporary issues and debates in Literary Studies while those opting for Creative Writing will explore contemporary writing theory and practice. English students will learn deep critical engagement with the chosen genre or author/s, learning to balance theoretical approach with close reading of texts; the Creative Writing stream will undertake practice-led research approach to writing, and be exposed to contemporary genres, texts and authors. In both streams students will be tested on their understanding of the chosen field or topic in an extended essay/project.|
|Assumed Knowledge||ENGL1000 and ENGL2000|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Forums: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ENGL3000|