Writing and English Literatures Major | 2020
Writing and English Literatures allows you to combine your love of writing with the analytics of literature. English literatures will challenge you to think creatively about the English language and give you the knowledge and understanding to express these thoughts and ideas through your own creative writing.
A UOW degree in Writing and English Literatures focuses on the study of literature from various periods and literary practice, and the practical application of this study through creative writing. You will be exposed to a wide range of texts, which will allow you to develop analytical skills, critical understanding and the ability to create your own pieces of writing.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the UOW Course Finder.
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|
Students studying the Writing and English Literatures major will complete at least 60 credit points as outlined below:
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|Year 1 Core|
|CACW100||Introduction to Creative Writing||6|
|CACW104||Text and Context||6|
|Year 2 Core|
|Year 3 Core|
|CACS331||Contemporary Theory and Research Practice||6|
|CACW301||Writing Across Borders||6|
|ENGL379||Desiring Bodies: Gender & Sexuality in Literature & Film||6|
|ENGL383||English and Creative Writing Capstone: Ways of Reading and Writing (Capstone)||6|
|A minimum of ONE from the following:|
|Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:|
|CACW231||Writing, Representation and Power||6|
|CACW232||Writing and Critical Theory||6|
|ENGL300||Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature||6|
|ENGL378||Special Topic in English Literature||6|
|ENGL381||Animals and Ecology in Literature and Film||6|
|ENGL382||Social Justice and Children's Literature||6|
Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.
A 24 credit point minor in English Literatures is available. Information is available on the 2020 General Schedule of Minors page.
Note that students studying a major in Writing and English Literatures cannot also do a minor in English Literatures.
Work Integrated Learning
Undertaking a work integrated learning experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.
The internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.
Students are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 'Career Ready Learning and Practice' (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.
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