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Co-Major (2020)

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English and Creative Writing

Title English and Creative Writing
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Special requirements There may be a reduction of choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description The English and Creative Writing co-major focuses on the global significance of text as a literary form, broadly understood to include all its variants, from the short story, to the sonnet, from the blog to the bildungsroman, and from pastoral to performance poetry. Understanding the intimate relationship between the literary and the creative, students study English literature while at the same time developing knowledge, skills in critical and creative reflection, and writing practice. Students are therefore required to read, view, listen and write critically, professionally and creatively in response to a wide range of written, visual and other texts.
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Co-Major - 18 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Select from the following:
EGL123 Texting I: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

EGL124 Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

200 Level Units - 12 credit points

Specified Electives - 12 credit points


Students must choose at least ONE unit from each of the Literature and Creative Writing lists.

EGL244 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Page and Stage - 3 points

EGL231 Poetry: Sonnet to Slam - 3 points

EGL248 The Novel: Transforming the Real - 3 points

EGL235 Australian Literature and Film - 3 points

EGL246 Digital Humanities: Reading and Writing in the Online World - 3 points

EGL247 Literature, Imagination and Politics - 3 points

Creative Writing

EGL232 Professional Writing and Editing - 3 points

EGL250 Writing for Performance - 3 points

EGL249 The Short Story: Approaches to Writing and Reading - 3 points

EGL220 Creative Writing: Extended Project - 3 points

EGL243 Storytelling in Australia - 3 points

300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

EGL321 Cosmopolitan Literature: Communicating Creatively across the Globe - 3 points

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