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Literature and Writing Major


Prepares students to enter the world of employment as a critical reader and thinker, and as as a skilled writer in a variety of styles and forms. These are marketable skills for leadership in many organisations.

Students with a passion for writing will be able to explore the work of other authors while nurturing their capacity for creativity.




Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)




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Major details



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CCC3102Writing the Real15
CCC3103Literature and Social Change15
CCC3106Contemporary Australian Literature15
CCC3108Ecology and Literature15
CCC3109Speculative Fiction15
CCC3210Creative Writing15
CCC3211Narrative and Film15
CCC3217Writing for Publication15
Students are also required to complete the following Foundation units for this Major, as part of their course requirements:
CCC1101Texts and Meanings15
WRT1103Creativity and Writing15
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
It is recommended that students studying this Major select Electives from the following, as part of their course requirements:
CCC3113Community Arts15
CCC3310News Writing15
CCC3311Feature Writing15
RPS3106Professional Placement15
RPS3107Independent Study15

Possible future job titles

Writer, Communications Officer, Cultural Development Officer, Researcher

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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