Unit Set Information

English Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAIS

English prepares students 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. Students develop a high level of transferable English language skills, along with a thorough understanding of human nature, through the breadth and depth of their reading.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Mount Lawley

Learning Outcomes

Related Careers

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

Employment Opportunities

The major successfully prepares the graduate for a diverse range of careers requiring communication skills, critical thinking and considered analysis.

Major Structure

English Major Discipline Units
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students must complete the following five units (75 credit points):
ENG1140Discovering Literature15
ENG1050Literature and Social Change15
ENG1060English Grammar for Professionals15
ENG2470Children, Youth and Global Media15
ENG2180 *Comedy and Tragedy in Drama15
PLUS Students must select four units (60 credit points) from the following:
ENG3050 ^Poetry and Passion15
ENG3175 ^Jane Austen: Past and Present15
ENG3140 ^From Fiction to Film15
ENG3165 ^Australian Fiction15
ENG3170 ^Diverse Voices in Literature15
WRT3120 ^Biographical and Autobiographical Writing15
Non-Disciplinary Units
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students must complete the following unit (15 credit points):
BRO1000iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills15
PLUS Students must select two units (30 credit points) from the following:
JOU2111 ^Introduction to Journalism15
CMM2115 ^Cultural Matrix15
CMM2124 ^Media and Nation15
CMM3115 ^Global Communications15
MST3151 ^Media and Identity15

^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.

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.