units

ATS2393

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr David Dunstan and Dr Tom Heenan

Notes

Previously coded AUS2050

Synopsis

This unit studies Australian sports writing and the growth of a culture of communication with attention given to sports writers as creative professionals. Topics include the diversity of sporting contexts brought before the public, the sports writer and different media, creating the writer's role, reader and community responses, and the contribution made to consumerism and Australian identity. Case studies include events interpreted, categories of writing and critical studies of writers of note. Students will be encouraged to develop writing skills in the field.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit students will be expected to be able:

  1. Write an appropriate account of a given sporting event;
  2. Recognise the techniques utilised by sportswriters in their craft and to demonstrate applicable sports writing skills;
  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of sports writing as it reflects different historical, social and psychological contexts;
  4. Work collaboratively as well as independently;
  5. To conduct independent research and fieldwork.

Assessment

Minor essay (1000 words): 20%Major essay (2000 words): 40%Writing exercises (1000 words): 20%Examination (1 hour): 20%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in an Arts discipline or permission.