WRIT1000 Writing: Style and Method
Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: Online activities (15%), 4x800wd writing tasks (60%), 1x1300wd final assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit teaches the fundamentals of constructing effective and well-written English. It will focus on writing clear and coherent sentences, including word choices, punctuation, grammar, style, parallelism, and syntax. It will also highlight the methods for producing coherent paragraphs: topic sentences, transitions, concision, and organisation.
WRIT1001 Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays
Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 4x500wd Written assignments (40%), 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The persuasive power of the English language emerges from its richness and variation. This unit introduces students to rhetorical theory as a resource for the creative construction of meaning. Students will learn to discover topics, arrange ideas, and analyse the delivery of arguments across a variety of contexts. We examine print, visual media, political debates and engage in virtual exchanges with universities around the world.
WRIT1002 Writing and Rhetoric: Argumentation
Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Susan Thomas Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr online lecture/week, 1x1hr online tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%),1x1000wd essay outline (20%), 1x1000wd critical reading task (20%), 1x1500wd final discovery writing task (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
This is a fully online unit of study. It focuses on advanced rhetorical reasoning and the theory, construction, and delivery of sound arguments, which are critical to success in the university and the workplace. Designed to improve writing and critical thinking abilities, the unit teaches students to craft persuasive, ethical, and engaging arguments. It will focus on the production and reception of arguments across a range of genres, including digital environments. Online tutorials feature collaborative writing and editing exercises on global, participatory writing platforms.
WRIT2000 Contemporary Rhetoric
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior Credit Points Assessment: 1x1125wd Analysis (25%), 1x1125wd Comparison (25%), 1x1125wd Essay (25%), 1x1125wd Reflection (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to contemporary theories and practices of rhetoric, examining the work of Kenneth Burke and Chaïm Perelman, among others. It will trace the development of contemporary rhetoric from the classical era, comparing these approaches through examples of social, political, and popular rhetoric across a range of genres. Students will develop a better understanding of the relationship between rhetoric and writing and how to apply rhetorical principles to the analysis, interpretation and production of a range of texts.
WRIT2002 Argumentation: Theory and Practice
Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points Assessment: 1x500wd research journal (10%), 1x1800wd critical reading task (40%), 1x2200wd analytical report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What do great poets, preachers and politicians have in common? Using case studies of enduring speeches, from the pulpit to the courtroom to the concert hall, this unit introduces students to advanced rhetorical theory, research and analysis. It extends their ability to think critically about various text types and modes of delivery. The unit cultivates intensive and effective research and reporting practices, through which students develop their own discipline-based inquiry questions to effectively discover, produce, and deliver their arguments.