CRWR 4004B - Hons Creative Writing Thesis B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The Honours Creative Writing Thesis provides an opportunity to undertake an advanced level creative project in Creative Writing. The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a creative project of their own choice and to develop creative writing skills appropriate to the genre of form of writing undertaken. Workshops will develop skills in creative project concept and development, editing and re-writing, reading and reviewing, development of knowledge of broad field of writing and current critical reception of chosen form or genre. Students will work closely with a supervisor and in individual supervision meetings.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CRWR 4004B
    Course Hons Creative Writing Thesis B
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Contact 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units of Creative Writing Major or Minor in English with portfolio of creative work
    Incompatible CRWR 4003
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours and Masters program
    Course Description The Honours Creative Writing Thesis provides an opportunity to undertake an advanced level creative project in Creative Writing. The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a creative project of their own choice and to develop creative writing skills appropriate to the genre of form of writing undertaken. Workshops will develop skills in creative project concept and development, editing and re-writing, reading and reviewing, development of knowledge of broad field of writing and current critical reception of chosen form or genre. Students will work closely with a supervisor and in individual supervision meetings.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Hooton

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. writing workshop and the study of writers and writing.
    2. workshopping opportunities aimed at developing the skills and techniques of writing across abroad range of genres, forms and styles.
    3. The development of critical reading skills
    4. application to their own work in developing exegetical work
    5. development of a broad knowledge of the various fields ofcreative writing
    6. intensive development of writing skills in genres ofchoice.
    7. Development of a sound background in the historical and current states ofthe publishing industry.
    8. Understanding of point of view, narrative, voice, experiments in writing, publishing trends, and the various forms and genres of writing
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1,3,5,7,8

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1,2,3,4,6

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1, 2,3,6,7

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1,3,5,6,7

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    1,2,4,5,7
  • 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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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    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
    Over the course of the 2 years, each student will produce a supervised thesis of
    15,000 words, which comprises 50% of the Honours weighting. Creative Writing students
    will undertake a creative project of 12,000 words with a critical exegesis of 3,000 words.
    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:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    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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