All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
Students study contemporary literature and its applicability to creative writing practice through a comparative approach. The course concentrates on a number of key texts by major contemporary writers and examines various works which may be seen to exemplify, modify, or challenge these approaches. Students will be required to reflect both creatively and analytically on their ongoing writing practice in the light of these texts. In the collaborative environment of workshops, students will be encouraged to experiment with a range of techniques and styles. Studies are designed to present an integrated approach to the study of literature, fostering both creative and critical skills through an emphasis on the praxis between theory and creative practice.
Students studying a sequence in creative writing must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
Students studying a minor or major in creative writing must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Refer to the English area of study entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/aos/ug-english.html.