OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Facilitates development of students' knowledge and practice of various genres of food and wine writing and promotes awareness of the professional context of this writing. A range of writing techniques and forms will be critically examined with view to enhancing students' own practice. Emphasis will also be placed on the practice of writing for publication.

Unit content

Topic 1: Genre and food and wine writing 
Topic 2: Creative-writing strategies: rehearsal 
Topic 3: Varied genres 
Topic 4: Varied media 
Topic 5: Research skills and scholarly practice 
Topic 6: Publishing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Jacob, D, 2010, Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More, 2nd edn, Marlowe and Co, New York. ISBN: 9780738214047.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Creative work20%
Creative work30%
Critical review30%

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