2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent
This unit introduces students to the foundations of Professional and Creative Writing through a combination of conceptual and practical approaches to creativity, craft, form, theory and publication. 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 they need to operate professionally and creatively across a range of writing forms, tasks and platforms. The unit will mainly focus on the production, development and editing of professional and creative writing tasks and a prose project.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate critical judgement in the selection, development and redrafting of a range of writing strategies to complete writing project/s
GLO8: Global citizenship
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALW740 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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