Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5-hour workshop per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
106-105/CWRI10001 Creative Writing: Ideas and Practice
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
106-235 Creative Non Fiction
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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CoordinatorDr Anthony Birch
This subject asks students to develop their own non-fiction writing, short or longer, through the study of course materials, through class discussions and workshop sessions. The topics dealt with in this subject will include sport, science, political and autobiographical writing. The subject enables students to develop and draft a number of related or unrelated essays and other creative non-fictions, and to gain an understanding of the writing workshop process.
On completion of the subject students should have:
The ability to interact effectively with peers in a semi-structured group to achieve a shared goal.
A 3,500 word primary Creative Nonfiction essay drawn from one of the themes introduced in the subject 70% (due at end of semester). A 1,000 critical essay on two essays in the subject reader 20% (due at end of semester); these essays must not be on the same theme chosen for the primary Creative Nonfiction essay. Regular attendance and effective participation through a verbal presentation of material from the subject reader and submission of work in progress for workshopping 10% (during semester).
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalized at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
This subject is not available to students who have completed 760-207 Non-Fiction or 106-062 Writing Literary Non-Fiction. This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts (Continuing) and Bachelor of Creative Arts students and may be credited towards a major in Creative Writing in either course.
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
Creative Writing |
Creative Writing Major
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