Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CACW101
Subject Name Writing Foundation: Prose Fiction and Non-fiction
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions Only available to students studying a BCA (Creative Writing) major & related double degrees
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT111 OR WRIT101 OR CACW100
Assessment Assignment: Writing folio 1 - 40% Assignment: Writing folio 2 - 50% Participation: 10%
General Subject No.
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
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
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
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
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-Course information not Found
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 Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture, 2hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to the creative writing process, focusing on two areas of writing form: prose fiction and non-fiction. In this subject, you will gain skills in order to approach a range of works, including but not limited to: the micro-fiction, the short story, the memoir, and the autobiographical essay. The subject also allows you to develop your skills in the writing process. You will explore such topics as: ‘truth’ in fiction and nonfiction, finding ideas for writing, exploring the uses of language for a writer, negotiating the drafting process, workshopping your writing and editing.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and utilize a range of strategic options (voice, tense, dialogue, characterization, order of events) within the prose fiction and non-fiction forms
2. Articulate in general terms the ways in which a short fictional or non-fictional text create meaning
3. Apply a range of drafting and sub-editorial skills to a given text in order to enhance its structure, stylistic consistency and sense of flow

Textbook Information
Subject reader available in UOW bookshop and library from commencement of session and/or e-readings available through library and Moodle site. Readings comprise examples from a range of literary texts: poetic/dramatic/narrative/hybrid; historical/contemporary; Australian/international
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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