Available in 2017, 2018

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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in English and/or creative writing;

2. Apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts in literary scholarship and/or creative writing;

3. Demonstrate advanced analytic skills necessary to undertake research on topics in English and/or in creative writing;

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


  • Literature review or reflective essay
  • Close study and discussion of texts and readings
  • Advanced skills development:
  1. Informal oral presentation and discussion
  2. Essay writing


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

Essay: Essays

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