CREATIVE NON FICTION

ENG2CNF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to key forms of creative nonfiction, and the techniques and tools required to write these well. We conduct interlinked experiments in writing and, importantly, reading across a wide range of forms. Students will read and interrogate many genres, including memoir, reportage and history. Students are encouraged to engage critically with ideas about nonfiction, including: the idea of the narrator and narrative voice; authenticity, objectivity and truth; the relationship between self and others, places, nature and identity; form and genre; humanness and memory; pasts and presents. Students will engage with Sustainability Thinking through consideration of historic and contemporary writing about place, the environment and landscape, and the self in the context of place. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affect the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems - now and in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures and classroom discussions include analysis of how set texts (and students' texts) do this; students practice this in class, and submit assignments that do it.Readings and lectures and classroom discussions introduce these; students' assignments include discussion of ideas relating to autobiographical theory, creative and ethical decision-making, and forms of creative nonfiction.Lecturers model this; classroom discussion actively cultivates this skill; students' assignments include writing texts about the self and texts about texts about the self, and critiquing other students' textsSet texts model this; classroom discussions and writing exercises engage with various forms and genres; students' assignments and weekly writing activities include a range of forms of creative nonfictionSet texts model this; lectures and classroom discussions engage with sustainability thinking; students' assignments include practicing forms of sustainable thinking and writing about the environment and nature.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 1 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsENG2WAB OR ENG3WAB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate writing that uses form and structure to convey meaning
02. Discuss an array of ideas and theories related to memoir and creative nonfiction
03. Engage critically with texts about the self, and particularly the self in relation to nature
04. Practice forms of creative nonfiction writing
05. Engage with issues in sustainability thinking and reflect on the complex interactions between individuals, communities, and the systems and environments in which we live.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 1500 words. Folio of edited weekly writing activities. Detailed feedback provided.Detailed feedback provided on writing against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 2000 words. Major piece of creative non-fiction plus a short critical reflection.In lieu of an exam, so feedback is offered via rubric against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In-class quiz (equivalent to 500 words)Three in-class questions on set texts.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Contribute responses to weekly online writing prompts (500 words equivalent)Respond to weekly prompts and support others with detailed peer-to-peer feedback on weekly writing activities including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, craft and technical details. Includes specific prompts and activities on nature writing to focus on sustainability thinking.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 1500 words. Folio of edited weekly writing activities. Detailed feedback provided.Detailed feedback provided on writing against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 2000 words. Major piece of creative non-fiction plus a short critical reflection.In lieu of an exam, so feedback is offered via rubric against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In-class quiz (equivalent to 500 words)Three in-class questions on set texts.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Contribute responses to weekly online writing prompts (500 words equivalent)Respond to weekly prompts and support others with detailed peer-to-peer feedback on weekly writing activities including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, craft and technical details. Includes specific prompts and activities on nature writing to focus on sustainability thinking.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 1500 words. Folio of edited weekly writing activities. Detailed feedback provided.Detailed feedback provided on writing against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 2000 words. Major piece of creative non-fiction plus a short critical reflection.In lieu of an exam, so feedback is offered via rubric against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In-class quiz (equivalent to 500 words)Three in-class questions on set texts.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Contribute responses to weekly online writing prompts (500 words equivalent)Respond to weekly prompts and support others with detailed peer-to-peer feedback on weekly writing activities including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, craft and technical details. Includes specific prompts and activities on nature writing to focus on sustainability thinking.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 1500 words. Folio of edited weekly writing activities. Detailed feedback provided.Detailed feedback provided on writing against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 2000 words. Major piece of creative non-fiction plus a short critical reflection.In lieu of an exam, so feedback is offered via rubric against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In-class quiz (equivalent to 500 words)Three in-class questions on set texts.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Contribute responses to weekly online writing prompts (500 words equivalent)Respond to weekly prompts and support others with detailed peer-to-peer feedback on weekly writing activities including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, craft and technical details. Includes specific prompts and activities on nature writing to focus on sustainability thinking.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1: 1500 words. Folio of edited weekly writing activities. Detailed feedback provided.Detailed feedback provided on writing against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Assignment 2: 2000 words. Major piece of creative non-fiction plus a short critical reflection.In lieu of an exam, so feedback is offered via rubric against set criteria including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, connection with lectures and readings, craft and technical details.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

In-class quiz (equivalent to 500 words)Three in-class questions on set texts.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Contribute responses to weekly online writing prompts (500 words equivalent)Respond to weekly prompts and support others with detailed peer-to-peer feedback on weekly writing activities including structural integrity, meaning, creativity, craft and technical details. Includes specific prompts and activities on nature writing to focus on sustainability thinking.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5