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 CACW303
Subject Name Genre and Form
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 credit points of CACW subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Presentation - Tutorial presentation 20% Essay - Critical essay 25% Assignment - Creative work 55%
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
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
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 per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Christine Howe
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Christine Howe
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2019

Subject Description
This subject offers students an opportunity to focus on a specific and specialised genre/form of writing. The focus of the subject will vary each semester and may include: - Contemporary writing since 1980 and its themes - Genre Crime writing - Narrative and voice - Writing novels and novellas - The Short Story - Writing for children - Writing for the screen - Creative non fiction Students will be advised in advance of each semester which topic will be covered.

Subject Learning Outcomes
The subject will provide students with an immersion in a particular genre/form. During the semester they will explore critically and creatively the history of, key developments in and ideas/theories which underpin the genre/form. They will examine examples of the genre/form through reading of creative and critical texts, discuss these in their workshops and respond to them creatively through their own writing.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have:
1. an understanding of the genre/form and its significance in contemporary literature and culture
2. the capacity to critically reflect on and respond to the genre/form through their own critical writing about it
3. completed critical and creative work in response to and/or in the conventions of the genre/form

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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