Reading and Writing

PWR70001 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

18 Jun 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

18 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


Graduate Certificate in Arts (Writing) or equivalent

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on the relationship between literary theories and how we write. It guides students through the production of a piece of writing that employs a theoretical lens of the student’s choice.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Identify, critically evaluate, and analytically reflect on the theories and methodologies of literary and creativity theory relevant to writing and reading practice
2. Demonstrate a high level of reflexivity in evaluating which theoretical approaches to reading and writing can be applied to their own writing and critically analyze the choices of theory by their classmates
3. Generate a piece of writing that applies the complex knowledge, skills and methods of literary theory to a narrative or document and demonstrate a mastery of specific elements of writing practice