ALW102 - Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Hayley Elliot-Ryan
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education course or course D311, D312, D313, D326, D330, D346, D347, D370, D385 or D391

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

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

Content

This unit focuses on writing in the narrative ‘spaces’ of screenplay, creative nonfiction, poetic drama, and extended fiction. Key texts in each space are framed as social interventions and critical provocations. Through interrelated reading and writing practice, students are encouraged to respond to the critical concepts of the unit, producing work that traverses creative and analytical modes.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Use written and oral language with accuracy, flair and nuance

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Demonstrate critical thinking abilities through giving and receiving constructive critique in relation to different forms of writing

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Demonstrate a basic grasp of central concepts in writing and literary theory

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4

Demonstrate an advanced grasp of grammar, syntax, presentation and style in relation to their own writing and the writing of others

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO5

Generate, develop and complete writing projects of a high standard in various forms

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Demonstrate a developed familiarity with the exegesis and the formulation of project statements

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing with Intent (project statement + creative piece) 1600 words 40% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Theory as Seed (creative piece + exegesis) 2000 words 50% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Participation & seminar 400 words 10% Ongoing

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ALW102
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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