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

Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in literary-critical scholarship and/or creative writing;

2. Communicate creatively or critically at an advanced level;

3. Apply relevant theories and methods to plan, prepare, and carry out an extended independent research project;

4. Demonstrate advanced interpretive and analytic and/or creative skills across an extended project in literary scholarship and/or creative writing.


  • 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

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

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