This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Arts and Social Sciences|
The writing major provides a sequence of units which enables students to gain an understanding of a range of writing practices in the context of media and communication studies, contemporary cultural theory, and analyses of literary and other media forms. Units in writing enable students to become familiar with different kinds of contemporary writing, especially prose forms, and to acquire detailed knowledge of a range of techniques associated with contemporary cultural production. Upper-level units provide students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their own writing practices while developing and applying skills and techniques though individual and collaborative projects. The emphasis through the major is on exploring the many forms and possibilities of writing by contextualising writing practice through reflection on a range of textual histories and cultural theories.
Students studying a sequence in writing must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in writing must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition: