Major - English, Text and Writing

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1035.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The English, Text and Writing major invites students to explore contemporary approaches to language, literary study and writing, including literary criticism and theory, linguistic analysis, genre and textual study, and creative writing. English, Text and Writing focuses on the imaginative workings of language, and students can study a wide selection of modern and classic literature, as well as the relationships between written texts and other media such as film and information technology. Students also have the opportunity to produce their own creative writing and to edit and publish their work. Career prospects include publishing, editing, teaching, writing and advertising.

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points with no less than three Level 3 units.

Students must complete the compulsory Level 1 unit

100862 English, Text & Writing

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 1 unit pool

100641 Approaches to Text

Level 2 unit pool

100900 Comedy and Tragedy
101967 Cultural History of Books and Reading
100584 Experimental Writing and Electronic Publication
101986 International Texts and Contexts
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
101909 Methods of Reading
101978 Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics
101917 Representing Everyday Life in Literary and Visual Cultures
101964 Sexual/Textual Politics in Victorian Women's Writing
100505 Special Topics in English, Text and Writing
101869 Studies in Postcolonial Literature
101795 The Musical
102414 Working Grammar
100896 Writing Fiction

Level 3 unit pool

101796 19th Century American Literature
102099 20th Century American Literature
400087 Applied Critical Methods
100849 Australian Textual Studies
101626 Children's Literature: Image and Text
102205 Children's and Young Adult Fiction
101984 Cinema and Experience
100856 Creative Non-Fiction
102315 Crime Fiction
100859 Creative Writing Project
102185 Culture, Discourse and Meaning
101976 English Literature After 1830
100256 Film and Affect
100866 Film and Drama
100961 Humanities Internship
102186 Introduction to Stylistics
102416 Law, Literature and Culture
100875 Literature and Philosophy
101739 Literature and Trauma
101966 Literatures of Decolonisation
101033 Modernism
101001 Modernity and Cinema
101406 Queering Text
101650 Race in Literature
102078 Reading Ireland in the 1990s: Fiction, Poetry, Drama
101005 Representing Crime
101791 Short Fiction in the Americas
101832 Talking Normal: Sociolinguistics and Modern Literature
100893 The Novel
101880 The Space of Literature
101977 Women, Travel and Empire
102374 Women's Writing
101669 World Literature in Translation
101908 Writing and Reading Sci Fi and Fantasy
101670 Writing and Society
100895 Writing For Performance
101011 Writing Poetry
100582 Writing Portfolio

Please note:

The Level 2 and level 3 units listed below count towards completion of the major for students who may have passed units in the list in 2015 or earlier.

Level 2

101408 - Critical Discourse Analysis

100993 - Constructions of the Script

101452 - History of the English Language

100870 - Hypertext Fictions

SS238A - Genres

100880 - Poetry and Poetics

101873 - The Sound of Language

101455 - The Structure of English

Level 3

100845 - American Literature

101242 - Childrens Literature

101000 - hom/e/scapes

101955 - Honours Foundation

101724 - Literary Animals

100874 - Literature, History and Culture

101453 - Text and Discourse in English

100893 - The Novel

101006 - Social Semiotics

101668 - World Cinema

101471 - Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature

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