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 CACW104
Subject Name Text and Context
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT109, WRIT119, WRIT129, WRIT219, WRIT229
Assessment 1. Assignment: Creative exercises 40% 2. Essay: Research essay 40% 3. Participation: Lecture, tutorial & online engagement 20%
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 Spring  (29-07-2019 to 21-11-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture & 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Joshua Lobb
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Joshua Lobb
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject explores the development of key literary forms - the poetic, the dramatic and the narrative - surveying the shifts in structure from the Classical period to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The specific focus is on the ways in which social structures and historical events change the form of a creative work. In this subject you will consider the relationship between writing and context in both theory and practice. You will analyse existing creative works and apply creative strategies to your own writing.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify the key features of literary forms and the development of these features over time
2. Assess the relations between a literary text and its cultural and historical context
3. Apply your analysis of literary works to your own creative practice
4. Formulate critical responses to literary works, using scholarly research and academic language
5. Collaborate with your peers in a range of forums, spoken, written, online to develop creative and scholarly responses to literary texts

Textbook Information
Set texts to be available from UOW bookshop from commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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