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Unit details

ALW740 - Foundations in Writing Craft and Practice

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

This unit commences in 2015.

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit. This will include a minimum of 33 hours of intensive classroom and/or on-line activity.

Note:

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.

Content

This project-based unit introduces students to the foundations of Professional and Creative Writing through a combination of historical, conceptual and practical approaches to creativity, craft, form, theory, editing and publication. In-depth knowledge in each of these domains, combined with the capacity to see the connections between them, will equip students to maximise their own writing abilities through the medium of innovative contributions to local, national and international writing industries. Writers must be both professional and creative to thrive in a knowledge economy in which the figure of the Specialist Writer has largely been replaced with that of the Portfolio Writer. Thus, this unit will provide students with the skills, insights and vocabularies they need to be able to operate professionally and creatively across a range of writing forms, tasks and platforms. Layered into this aspect of learning will be close attention to the challenges and opportunities that globalization brings for the twenty-first century writer, in particular as these relate to the changing nature of solo and collaborative writing projects, to the challenge of catering to cross-cultural audiences, and to strategic choices for traditional and/or digital modes of writing dissemination. The unit will mainly focus on the production, development and editing of short prose.

Assessment

Writing Project Part A (2000 words) 40%

Writing Project Part B (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2615$3083

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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