Available in 2017

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 through carrying through the first stage of an extended research thesis or creative project.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

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. Demonstrate awareness of good practice in the design and planning of a research project;

3. Demonstrate advanced interpretive and analytic and/or creative skills;

4. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of an area in literary criticism and/or creative writing.


  • Planning, researching and drafting a research thesis or creative project
  • Advanced skills development:
  • researching a field of knowledge or creative production
  • research work on a particular topic guided by a supervisor or supervisors
  • 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

Written Assignment: Supervised work towards thesis

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Self-Directed Learning

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