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 CACW103
Subject Name Editing Foundation
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT216
Assessment Assignment - Assessment exercises 60% Assignment - 'zine and participation write-up 30% Participation 10%
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
$ 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 Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
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
Christine Howe
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Christine Howe
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject will explore the editing process, paying particular attention to the conventions of grammar and punctuation. Many forms of editing will be covered, including independent publications (ízines and e-ízines), journals, books and short forms (i.e. poetry and short stories). In this class, you will develop skills that will enable you to edit your own and othersí work. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with your peers in the production of ízines, and through in-class exercises.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand the advantages and necessities of self-editing
2. Apply the process (stages) of editing to their own and othersí writing
3. Use the symbols of editing and basic house styles
4. Understand what editorial policy is and what formulates or influences it
5. Understand the ethics and responsibilities of an editor

Textbook Information
2002, Style Manual, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd, Canberra.
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