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ALW720 - Travel Writing

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:R Freeman




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Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is designed to provide students with opportunities to hone their skills as storytellers with a focus on travel narrative, and to foster an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical issues associated with travel and travel writing. As this unit recognises that a writer can draw on local as well as foreign places to construct a sound travel narrative, it is offered to students regardless of how much they have travelled.


Research essay 1500 words 30%; Two original travel narratives 1500 words each (total 3000 words) 60%; Class participation: contribution to class discussion, reading analysis & seminar process 10%.

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