CRWR 2003 - Travel Writing

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2017

This course is a practical introduction to travel writing through history and practice. It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective travel writing practice, including revision and editing. Students will workshop their own and other students' work, in order to develop the capacity to revise and self-edit. It also considers the ethics of travel and tourism from the context of a range of readings. The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop aspects of the travel writer's craft and a selection of connected readings from classical and contemporary travel writing in a range of genres, styles and techniques. Students will write a final travel piece, which will include a reflective exegesis on their practice.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRWR 2003
    Course Travel Writing
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 9 hours per week for 4 weeks
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of level 1 undergraduate study
    Incompatible ENGL 2063
    Assumed Knowledge High level of English literacy competency
    Course Description This course is a practical introduction to travel writing through history and practice. It covers ways to begin and develop a sustained and reflective travel writing practice, including revision and editing. Students will workshop their own and other students' work, in order to develop the capacity to revise and self-edit. It also considers the ethics of travel and tourism from the context of a range of readings. The course consists of a series of exercises designed to develop aspects of the travel writer's craft and a selection of connected readings from classical and contemporary travel writing in a range of genres, styles and techniques. Students will write a final travel piece, which will include a reflective exegesis on their practice.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Emma McEwin

    In 2017 the course will be taken by Dr Emma McEwin. Dr Prosser is the contact person until the course begins in 2017.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Introduce students to a range of travel writing
    practices and genres

    2 Introduce students to ways of reading, talking and
    thinking about travel writing

    3 Develop students’ capacity to investigate
    contemporary travel writing contexts (social, historical, political, cultural)

    4 Develop students’ awareness of the nexus between
    reading and writing works of travel writing

    5 Develop students’ ability to evaluate and apply
    critical material pertaining to travel writing

    6 Develop students’ ability to produce travel writing
    demonstrating a range of contemporary techniques and styles
     
    7 Develop students’ ability to reflect upon their own
    work in the context of travel writing by established writers
     
    8 Develop students’ ability to confidently,
    thoughtfully and respectfully express their ideas to their peers

    9 Develop students’ confidence to share work in
    progress with peers, giving and receiving constructive criticism
      
    10 Develop students’ editing skills
      
    11 Develop students’ teamwork skills





    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    8,9,10,11
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    5,6,7,8
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    9,10,11
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    9,10,11
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    A course reader will be made available with extra materials online in Canvas
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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