CRWR 3001 - Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code CRWR 3001 Course Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study Incompatible CRWR 2007 Course Description This course will introduce students to writing that brings together theory and creative practice. It will cover the history and development of works that combine the critical and the creative including auto-theoretical, fictocritical and auto-ethnographic works. Students will read and analyse the development and use of these forms in academic and other institutional frameworks. Students will also analyse and discuss debates about subjectivity and objectivity, the usefulness of these forms and the place of the exegesis in creative and critical writing practice. Students will produce critical creative works and an exegetical work discussing process and form.
Course Coordinator: Dr Ros ProsserDr Rosslyn Prosser
Napier Level 6 Room 613
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Read and interpret a range of creative critical texts
2 Begin to demonstrate an awareness of how to frame a research or creative problem and devise ways of
addressing it in the context of creative critical writing
3 Think rigorously about selected creative critical texts and the contexts of their production
4 Prepare and deliver polished and carefully edited samples of creative critical writing (through a series of
exercises and drafts)
5 Critically evaluate their own and others’ written materials
6 Engage productively and respectfully with their peers
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 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
4,5,6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,4,5,6 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
1,2,3,4,5,6 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
Required ResourcesA Course reader will be avaialble for purchase from ICC.
Students will be notified of this.
Recommended ResourcesStudents will be presented with a range of extra readings.
Reading Truman Capote In Cold Blood
prior to the semester will benefit greatly.
MyUni will be used to make
the following available: course guide; audio recordings of all lectures;
lecture notes; readings (through DRMC); announcements; discussion boards; group
facilities including email and file exchange; external web links; submission of
Turnitin will also be used for the submission of some assignments.
The course guide will be made available as close to the enrolment date as possible. Lecture notes and
readings will be made available at the beginning of the semester. Lecture audio
recordings and other materials will be made available as the semester
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will have lectures and seminars. The seminars will consist of writing workshop.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 x 1-hour lectures per week = 12 hours per semester
1 x 2 hour seminar per week = 24hours per semester
6 hours reading per week = 72 hours per semester
2 hours research per week = 24 hours per semester
2 hours assignment preparation per week = 24 hours per semester
TOTAL = 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities SummaryWhat is Creative Critical Writing?
Literary Journalism: A Point of Change
Where are we? Maps and place in
postmodern fictions, the dossier novel
Reading and Writing the unknown: Australia
Family:photography and textual interrogations
New Ethnographies: Understanding the self through culture and writing
Arrivals:Boats and Anchors
Writing Memory Finding Meaning
Describe it: Science and eating lobsters
Fictocriticism and the new museum
Small Group Discovery ExperienceWriting workshops and group discussion will constitute a significant part of the course.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Workbook 30% Students are expected to
complete a workbook that contains all creative writing activities carried out
in seminars and lectures. The workbook will also include extra writing
exercises as provided.
Final Creative Work 40% This work will
demonstrate an understanding of one or more of the range of writing techniques
presented throughout the semester. The expectation of edited and well-presented
work will be part of the assessment.
Draft Proposal 20% Students will
prepare a pitch and a comprehensive proposal for their final creative work. The
proposal will be presented both in class as an editing exercise and for
Exegetical Report 10% The exegesis
accompanies the final creative work and consists of an explanation and
discussion of writing techniques and process.
No information currently available.
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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