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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

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.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of English, Communications and Performance Studies
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

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.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in creative writing must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1296 Worlds in conflict
  • ATS1300 Fantasy literature
  • ATS1903 Introducing literature: Ways of reading
  • ATS1904 Reading the city: Literary genres

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in creative writing must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the compulsory units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including all compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

Elective units

  • ATS2888/ATS3888 Race and class in American literature
    any two additional English units

Refer to the English area of study entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2011handbooks/aos/ug-english.html.

Relevant Courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing