2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Writing and English Literatures Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

This major focuses on the study of literature from various periods and literary practice, and the practical application of this study through creative writing. You will develop analytical skills, critical understanding and the ability to create your own pieces of writing.

You will also be exposed to a wide range of texts, with an emphasis on critical understanding and the practical formation of writing. This major may be combined with any other approved Bachelor of Arts major. Creative industries such as journalism, publishing, advertising, television and other media want the skills you will acquire in this major such as effective written communication, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this major students will be able to:

  1. Deploy the central approaches of the disciplines of writing and English literatures and understand how these disciplines relate to other areas of study;
  2. Identify and use a range of creative writing strategies across a range of fictional and non-fictional genres; 
  3. Understand and interpret complex literary texts, and their relations to historical contexts, and their contributions to on-going intellectual and aesthetic debates; 
  4. Engage with critical theory and use it to inform writing practice and literary analysis.

Subjects Required for Major Study

A major in Writing and English Literatures consists of at least 60 credit points as outlined below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
CACW100Introduction to Creative Writing6Autumn, Spring, Summer 2017/2018
CACW104Text and Context6Spring
ENGL271The Romantics6Autumn
ENGL361The Modernists6Not available in 2017
CACW301Writing Across Borders6Autumn
CACS331Contemporary Theory and Research Practice6Autumn
ENGL379Desiring Bodies: Gender & Sexuality in Literature & Film6Not available in 2017
ENGL383Contemporary Fiction and Film (Capstone)6Not available in 2017
Plus ONE from the following:
CACW201Poetic Studio6Spring
CACW202Dramatic Studio6Spring
CACW203Narrative Studio6Autumn
Plus ONE from the following:
CACW231Writing, Representation and Power6Autumn
CACW232Writing and Critical Theory6Spring
ENGL300Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature6Not available in 2017
ENGL357Sex, Power, and Chivalry - Medieval to Modern Literature6Not available in 2017
ENGL378Special Topic in English Literature6Not available in 2017
ENGL382Social Justice and Children's Literature6Not available in 2017
ENGL381Animals and Ecology in Literature and Film6Not available in 2017


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 20 December, 2017