Advanced Studies in English and Writing

Course code ENGL3000Units 20Level 3000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThis 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeENGL1000 and ENGL2000
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsForums
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo or more written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, teamwork discussion, book reviews, online quiz, blogs, essay proposals, bibliographies or other similar exercises, totalling a maximum of 8000 words or equivalent. Student participation may be included as a graded assessment criterion. 100%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Forums: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL3000