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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 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 15 credit points of second-year English (ENG2%), Drama (DRA2%) or Creative Arts (CRA2%), or with Co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsENG2WAB

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Learning resources


Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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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.
06. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical questions and issues involved in researching and writing creative nonfiction

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