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Undergraduate - Area of study

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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 facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Gippsland, Malaysia

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries listed below. Also available via off-campus learning.

Description

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.

Units

Gippsland

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in writing must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in writing must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Compulsory units
Elective units

Malaysia

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in writing must complete the following two units (12 points):

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in writing must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be completed at third-year level.
Compulsory units
  • ATS2499 Authorship and writing
  • ATS3857 Writing techniques
  • ATS3858 Writing experiments
Elective units

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability