Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media


Subject Information
Subject Code CACW100
Subject Name Introduction to Creative Writing
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT101 or CACW101
Assessment Short work, final folio
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769  $ 769 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lecture & 2 hrs tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Luke Johnson
Monday 10:30 - 1:30
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Luke Johnson
Monday 10:30 - 1:30
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (27-07-2015 to 19-11-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lecture & 2 hrs tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Colin Dray
Luke Johnson
Catherine McKinnon
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Alan Wearne
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2015

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture plus 4 hrs tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Luke Johnson
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Jon Cockburn
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to the creative writing process for students without a strong background in writing. Students will explore topics such as: finding ideas for writing; language and the writer; the drafting process; the workshop process; editing. Major forms of contemporary writing are explored, including prose fiction, poetry and scriptwriting.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
At the successful completion of this unit a student should be able to: apply a range of drafting (sub-editorial skills to a given text in order to enhance its structure, stylistic consistency, sense of flow etc; ascertain the appropriateness of a range of forms, structures and modes of representation to a given concept; articulate in general terms the ways in which a short fictional text and poem characteristically create meaning; identify and utilise a range of strategic options (in voice, tense, characterisation, events order etc.) within a given form or genre.

Textbook Information
Readings will be advised at the commencement of session
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