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Bachelor of Arts
Major In English
English will prepare you to enter the world of work as a rigorous reader, compelling writer, effective speaker and an engaged, respectful world citizen - all marketable skills of a leader.
As an English student, you will develop a high level of transferable English language skills, along with a thorough understanding of human nature, through the breadth and depth of your reading.
Author, Biographer, Community Service Professional, Government Advisor, Journalist, Marketing Manager, Overseas Aid Worker, Politician, Press Secretary, Public Servant, Publicist, Publisher, Teacher
This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
Not only great teachers and writers major in English. The list of famous English graduates spans the entertainment industry, from filmmakers (Steven Spielberg), to actors (David Duchovny and Reece Witherspoon). Even the President of Nickelodeon/MTV majored in English. English will prepare you to enter the world of work as a rigorous reader, compelling writer, effective speaker and an engaged, respectful world citizen. In other words, English will provide you with the marketable skills of a leader. At ECU, English is only one stream in a widely divergent School that spans the Humanities, Communication and Contemporary Arts. You will be in a unique position to devise your own programme of specialised literary study, perhaps combining English with a second major in Creative Writing, Script Writing or Journalism for careers in publishing, or with Communications or Creative Industries for careers in either. English also operates in close conjunction with Education programs for ECU students who wish to teach.
The units listed in this major may be subject to change over the duration of the course.
|Complete the following two compulsory units (30 credit points):|
|ENG1050||Literature and Social Change||15|
|PLUS Select 90 credit points (6 units) from the following units:|
|ENG2470||Children, Youth and Global Media||15|
|ENG3042||Theory, Taste and Trash||15|
|ENG3050||Poetry and Passion||15|
|ENG3140||From Fiction to Film||15|
|ENG3170||Diverse Voices in Literature||15|
|ENG3175||Jane Austen: Past and Present||15|
|ENG3180||Comedy and Tragedy in Drama||15|
|WRT3120||Biographical and Autobiographical Writing||15|
Students may substitute one third year Children's Literature unit and one third year Writing unit in the English major, following consultation with and authorisation from the Course Coordinator. Under special circumstances, students may negotiate to do the Independent Study unit (WRT3117) in addition to having done a previous Writing unit.
This major can also be studied in the following courses: