English Honours IV


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 through the completion of an extended research thesis or creative project.



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

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

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


  • Writing a research thesis or creative project
  • Advanced skills development:
  1. researching a field of knowledge or creative production
  2. research work on a particular topic guided by a supervisor or supervisors
  3. effective communication of research and creative findings
  • 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

Thesis: Thesis

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