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 CACW232
Subject Name Writing and Critical Theory
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence Not to count for credit with WRIT319
Assessment 1. Assignment: Glossary task 15% 2. Assignment: Collaborative task 30% 3. Essay: Comparative essay 40% 4. Participation: Lecture, tutorial & online engagement 15%
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 examines the interactions between writing practice and the theories on reading and writing that emerged in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These theories dissect the process and production of writing: they offer models for understanding language, structure and reading of texts, but also challenge the writer as the final authority of a text. In this subject you will consider the implications of these theories in writing practices: you will unpack the key ideas, evaluate their efficacy, and apply the ideas to specific creative texts, including your own.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Investigate and organise scholarly material: locate critical sources in a range of academic contexts (critical dictionaries, journals, databases) and summarise your findings
2. Recognise the key concepts and functions of specific critical theories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
3. Assess the implications of these theories in relation to literary production and formulate critical responses to the theories
4. Collaborate with your peers in a range of forums—spoken, written, online—to develop creative and scholarly responses to literary texts

Textbook Information
Subject reader, available from UOW Bookshop and library from commencement of session and/or e-readings available through library and Moodle site. Readings comprise scholarly articles and literary texts.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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