Writing Self, Writing Place (11118.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and critique different concepts of writing about place and self and how they manifest as literary genres;
2. Develop written work that creatively engages with country, place and self; and
3. Critically reflect on representations of lived experience, environment, place and self.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
PrerequisitesMust have passed 24 credit points.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Jennifer Crawford|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Jennifer Crawford|
Pascoe, Bruce. Dark Emu. Broome: Magabala Books, 2014
Neidjie, Bill. Story about Feeling. Broome: Magabala Books, 1989.
Papertalk Green, Charmaine/ Nganajungu Yagu. Carlton South: Cordite Books, 2019.
Additional required readings will be posted to Canvas.
Brien, Donna Lee and Quinn Eades, editors. Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice. Eds. Donna Lee Brien and Quinn Eades. Crawley, University of Western Australia Publishing, 2018. Available in UC Library and for purchase online.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
In general, assignments for this unit must be set out according to the prescribed format and must:
Be typewritten or word processed
Be 12 point size typeface
Show page numbers
Show word count
Have 1.5 line spacing.
Exceptions can be made for work which deliberately uses unconventional visual elements, or on occasions where students are asked to capture non-standard creative activity such as hand-written or drawn pieces.
Where appropriate, students in this unit are expected to use a standard academic form for all referencing and annotating. MLA is the preferred form. Students not familiar with this should contact Study Skills at the Library or on Canvas.
Handing in assessment:
As stated above, assessment items will be submitted online via the unit's Canvas site, or, for work which requires a hard copy or performance, arrange delivery with your tutor. It is the student's responsibility to upload assignments in either .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats only. You should also closely monitor your student email account in the period following assignment submission in case your file has failed to open or is corrupt. In this case it is your responsibility to get a valid file or hardcopy to your tutor within twenty-four hours of an advice email being sent to your student email address. In case of lost or missing assignments, ensure that you always retain a hard copy of any assignment submitted.
Extensions will be authorised only by the convenor and only for a valid reason, such as illness. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation must accompany requests for extensions. Lack of personal organisation or pressure of work are not considered valid reasons for an extension. Unless the unit convenor has given you an extension, you must submit each piece of assessable work by the due date.
Students submitting work late will receive a reduction in available marks of 5% per day (e.g. if an assessment was submitted three days late a mark of 70% would be reduced to 55%, or put another way, if a student was awarded 21 out of 30 and submitted three days late their mark would be reduced to 16.5 out of 30), up to a maximum of seven days at which time the assignment will no longer be accepted, unless there are approved extenuating circumstances. Detailed information is found in section 9.12 of
the Assessment Policy and Procedures. Late submissions may result in reduced feedback being provided to students.
As all written assessments in this unit use online submission through the unit Canvas site, feedback will be similarly be made available through Canvas once all assignments have been marked and moderation is completed. Insofar as assignments are the property of students, the University/Faculty is not required to retain assignments.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Writers have great freedom in their work, but also clear constraints on what they may write and present to others. Consequently, while writing students may write any story that engages them, in the voice, from the perspective, and using the characterisation that they choose, they must also comply with the University of Canberra's Regulation of Student Conduct rules (which requires that students not engage in a course of behaviour offensive to a university authority, board or committee, to an officer or employee of the university, or to another student). Students and their work must also comply with Australian law, specifically the Office of Film and Literature Classification Code. This code prohibits the publication/dissemination of material that 'appears to purposefully debase or abuse for the enjoyment of readers/viewers, and which lacks moral, artistic or other values to the extent that they offend against generally accepted standards of morality, decency and propriety'.
Attendence at live seminars and tutorials is required for students meet assessment requirements. Seminars will be digitally recorded BUT as seminar sessions are highly interactive and participatory, recordings should only be used as a back-up in occasional situations of unavoidable absence. Tutorials will not be recorded.
Inclusion and engagement
In-class engagement is an assessed component of this unit. Engagement can take many forms and teaching staff are often able to work out accommodations for students who have documented needs that impact the ways they can engage. However, students who enrol in this unit should be aware of the assessment requirements and be ready to work with teaching staff towards meeting them.
In order to be able to effectively pass this unit, students must attend and participate in the seminars and tutorials, complete readings and assigned tasks, and complete their assessments to the best of their ability.
Required IT skills
Students participating in this unit will need the ability to use word processing software and email. You will need to be able to access the internet and to use the University's UCLearn (Canvas) and e-reserve systems.
- Cost of required texts if these are purchased rather than accessed at the library.
- Transport and incidental costs for visits to your chosen site in preparation for Assignments 2 and 3.
Work placement, internships or practicums
To pass the unit:
- All assessment requirements must be submitted on or by the due date, unless an extension has been granted.
- All work must be your own.
- Assignments that have been assessed in another unit can not be presented for assessment again.