Reading, Writing & Criticism
Unit code: HAC200
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Duration||One Semester or Term|
|Contact hours||36 hours|
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Communications Co-Major and Minor.
Aims and objectivesTo explore the relationship between various theories and practices of writing
After completing this unit of study students are expected to understand modern literary and critical theories including post-modernism. They are also expected to understand the historical evolution of writing as a cultural technology.
Students are expected to develop skills in:
- Advanced reading and writing, including essay writing
- Analytical and critical thinking
- Using the internet for communication, learning and research
- Undertaking research, both in the library and on the internet
- Communicating their findings clearly and effectively
Generic skills outcomes
- Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community.
- Effective and ethical in work and community situations.
- Adaptable and able to manage change.
- Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (eg socio-cultural, economic, natural).
Reading materialsMurphie, A & Potts, J, Culture and Technology, Palgrave, New York, 2003.
Collins, J, Architectures of Excess: Cultural Life in the Information Age, Routledge, New York, 1995.