English Honours I


This course builds knowledge and understanding of the discipline of English, encompassing the study of literature and the practice of creative writing. In particular, it enhances skills and capacities in developing a research proposal, and advances students mastery of disciplinary and practice aspects through writing assignments and engagement in discussion in seminars and workshops. The course includes discussions of theoretical directions in English and creative writing and student presentations of a research proposal.



  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015


  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in English and creative writing.

2. Instruction and practice in the oral presentation of a research proposal.

3. An awareness of good practice in the design and presentation of a research project (either literary-critical or creative).

4. Acquired skills and methods necessary to undertake complex analysis and effective communication on topics in English and in creative writing.

5. Enhanced disciplinary knowledge by way of discussion of literary texts and readings.


  • Research project design
  • Advanced skills development:
  1. Formal oral presentation, and discussion
  2. Essay writing
  • Close study and discussion of texts and readings


This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Assumed Knowledge

A major in the discipline with a minimum credit grade average.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Thesis Outline and Oral Presentation

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term