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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.

Related careers

Author, Biographer, Government Advisor, Journalist, Overseas Aid Worker, Politician, Press Secretary, Public Servant, Publicist, Publisher, Teacher, Community Service Professional, Marketing Manager

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 2, 2014 onwards.

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.



UnitDescription Points
Complete the following two compulsory units (30 credit points):
ENG1050Literature and Social Change 15
ENG1140Discovering Literature 15
PLUS Select 90 credit points (6 units) from the following units:
ENG2470Children, Youth and Global Media 15
ENG3042Theory, Taste and Trash 15
ENG3050Poetry and Passion 15
ENG3140From Fiction to Film 15
ENG3165Australian Fiction 15
ENG3170Diverse Voices in Literature 15
ENG3175Jane Austen: Past and Present 15
ENG2180Comedy and Tragedy in Drama 15
WRT3120Biographical 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 (WRT3217) in addition to having done a previous Writing unit.


This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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