ALW223 - Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education course or D311, D312, D313, D326, D330, D346, D347, D370, D385 or D391


Students must have passed unit ALW101 or ALW102

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

ALW323, ALW306

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including:
1 x 2-hour seminar per week or equivalent


This unit considers creative nonfiction, from the lyric essay to personal journalism, as modes of inquiry into contemporary events and experiences. Through reading and analysis, students will develop an understanding of the genre and where it sits in the present media and publishing landscapes. In seminars, writing exercises and workshops will focus on elements of craft such as persona, structure and research, and key concepts such as memory and ethics. Students will be encouraged to take risks and experiment as they represent the real events in imaginative and compelling ways.

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