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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2058

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100397

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To enable students to critically discuss a range of fiction and poetry texts and to practice reading and writing diverse styles, subjects and techniques.

Course content

Students will build on skills gained from first year to read, research, write, and edit fiction and poetry texts and prepare material for publication. Students will be mentored so they are able to integrate effectively into the local and national writing scene and establish contact with the structures operating in the field, such as the Writers’ Centre, local presses, Arts SA, Australia Council and other organisations. By doing so, students will have the opportunity for future professional development after graduation.

Textbook(s)

Disher, G 2001, Writing fiction: an introduction to the craft, Allen & Unwin, Sydney (Seminal)

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 1045 Creative Writing Workshop
COMM 1061 Creative Writing and Literature: An Introduction

The listed prerequisites, or by approval from the Program Director. COURSE ALERT: Students who have previously completed COMM 2057 Reading and Writing Poetry or COMM 2058 Reading and Writing Short Fiction may not enrol in this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Workshop 3 hours x 10 weeks
Online (activities) 3 hours x 2 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Online (activities) 3 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Assignment 900 words 20% N/A
Assignment 1350 words 30% N/A
Assignment 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Assignment 900 words 20% N/A
Assignment 1350 words 30% N/A
Assignment 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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