Introduces students to a range of popular and literary genres and encourages them to study these genres in both practical and critical ways. Students will work creatively and critically with the aesthetic conventions, textual strategies, ideologies and histories of a range of genres.
- Introduction to Writing Genre
- Realisms: social realism, grunge, magic realism, hyperrealism
- Travel / food / nature (place) / art / sport
- Science fiction and fantasy
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||differentiate between literary and popular genres and fiction and creative nonfiction||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||understand critical analysis of specific genres as well as genre writing in general||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||recognise the cultural and aesthetic factors that have determined the development of specific genres||Intellectual rigour|
|4||recognise and understand the various conventions and writing/textual strategies that underpin each genre in both a practical and theoretical sense||Creativity|
|5||write within the specific conventions of a range of genres as well as use those conventions in a subversive manner||Creativity|
|6||combine a range of genres in their writing praxis.||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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