Available in 2018
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


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 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within the field of English and Writing, including information literacy;

2. Comprehend contemporary issues in English and creative writing at an advanced level;

3. Communicate effectively at advanced level (including oral communication);

4. Demonstrate an awareness of good practice in the design and presentation of a research project (either literary-critical or creative);

5. Demonstrate skills necessary to undertake complex analysis on topics in English and in creative writing;

6. Demonstrate enhanced disciplinary knowledge in literary criticism and/or creative writing.


  • Research project design
  • Advanced skills development:
  • Formal oral presentation, and discussion
  • 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

Written Assignment: Essay or equivalent

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

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