School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Creativity and Writing
  • Unit Code

    WRT1103
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ffion Mary MURPHY

Description

This unit explores the concepts of creativity, criticism and theory in relation to writing. Students examine a range of Australian and international literary texts and investigate ways in which writers elucidate and defend their literary practice. Students are encouraged to write creatively and experimentally, to develop their critical and interpretive skills, and to be self-reflective about their writing and reading practices.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse exegetical and literary works by Australian and international authors.
  2. Collaborate with peers to plan, research and design a class presentation.
  3. Critically review a literary text.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relation of theory and practice in the production of texts.
  5. Produce a creative text in response to a literary work.
  6. Reflect critically on their own writing.

Unit Content

  1. Academic essay converntions and basic language skills.
  2. Contemporary reviewing practices.
  3. Critical and theoretical discourse on creativity and literary practice.
  4. Critical appraisal of a range of literary texts.
  5. Cultural, environmental and historical factors including sustainability, influencing the production, interpretation and evaluation of literary works.
  6. Exploration of creative ways of responding to literary texts.
  7. Team work and communication skills.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures. Student-led presentations. Workshops. Specified readings.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCreative work and essay50%
PortfolioPortfolio50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCreative work and essay50%
PortfolioPortfolio50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Creativity and Writing
  • Unit Code

    WRT1103
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ffion Mary MURPHY

Description

This unit explores the concepts of creativity, criticism and theory in relation to writing. Students examine a range of Australian and international literary texts and investigate ways in which writers elucidate and defend their literary practice. Students are encouraged to write creatively and experimentally, to develop their critical and interpretive skills, and to be self-reflective about their writing and reading practices.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse exegetical and literary works by Australian and international authors.
  2. Collaborate with peers to plan, research and design a class presentation.
  3. Critically review a literary text.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relation of theory and practice in the production of texts.
  5. Produce a creative text in response to a literary work.
  6. Reflect critically on their own writing.

Unit Content

  1. Academic essay converntions and basic language skills.
  2. Contemporary reviewing practices.
  3. Critical and theoretical discourse on creativity and literary practice.
  4. Critical appraisal of a range of literary texts.
  5. Cultural, environmental and historical factors including sustainability, influencing the production, interpretation and evaluation of literary works.
  6. Exploration of creative ways of responding to literary texts.
  7. Team work and communication skills.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures. Student-led presentations. Workshops. Specified readings.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCreative work and essay40%
PortfolioPortfolio60%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentCreative work and essay40%
PortfolioPortfolio60%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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