- Code HUMN8026
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Amanda Laugesen
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2021
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Writing in the public sphere involves negotiating a range of genres determined by the needs and expectations of range of publics. Taught by expert practitioners this course offers students a comprehensive survey of different forms and styles of writing in the public sphere from academic writing, public commentary and journalism to writing for museum and gallery displays and catalogues, writing for television and film and creative writing. It will also include units on professional editing and publishing. The course will have a strong practice-based element, focusing on the poetics of writing by exploring it in practice.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the issues involved in writing for different publics within the public sphere
- Write in a range of specific genres
- Show an extended practical engagement with one form of writing (this will form an important platform for students wishing to further work via special subject or internship).
Five short (600-word) online exercise (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1 and 2]
Longer (3000-word) assignment based on a specific writing genre (50%) [Learning Outcome 3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 38 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 20 hours of two 2-day workshops and intensives and 18 hours of online participation in discussions and activities, and
b) 92 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
No prescribed texts
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