HUMT20014 - Creative Non-Fiction: true stories told well
Term 1 - 2017

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Detail will be forthcoming once Dr. John Fitzsimmons has been delegated as the unit coordinator. This unit change proposal only deals with the re-delegation of the unit to Dr. John Fitzsimmons in the first instance.


Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


HUMT20012 Elements of Creative Writing I

HUMT20013 Elements of Creative Writing II

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).


Term 1 - 2017
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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 45%
3. Written Assessment 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
My best wishes to you also Dr. Anae, and thankyou for everything, but I won't be taking that break - not after the inspiration you've just given me. Student email (in response to my email congratulating the student on his hard work over the course of Term 2 and wishing him a wonderful and restful Christmas break). Supervisor attempts to develop a sustained and supportive supervisory relationship with her student and will continue to provide effective support.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain published research in writing creative non-fiction and experimental creative techniques
  2. Locate and apply secondary data sources, and review existing academic literature, in developing a methodology for the planned short creative non-fiction writing project
  3. Produce and effect a deliberately organised creative writing project and tackle any problems arising in its completion
  4. Critically apply knowledge of producing a critical reflection based on the planned writing project
  5. Complete practical exercises in short fiction and experimental creative techniques and apply learning in the planned writing project.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment

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