The Writing minor will introduce you to a range of writing practices in the context of communication and media studies, cultural theory, and literary studies. You will become familiar with conventions and experimentation in contemporary writing, especially prose forms, and gain appreciation for the various techniques associated with them in their contemporary production. Upper-level units offer the opportunity to reflect critically on, and consolidate, your own writing practices as you apply the skills and techniques you have learned in individual and collaborative projects. The emphasis throughout the minor is on writing not only as a means of self-expression and communication, but as a craft that clarifies our individuality and creativity through exploring possibilities and innovations afforded by writing.
Writing is listed in the Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences at Malaysia as a minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course broadly, students successfully completing this minor will:
- analyse the symbiotic relationship between the content and the formal features of writing during the act of interpretation
- evaluate the way in which writers negotiate with, represent and address, social, political, cultural and ideological issues through various overt and covert writing styles
- produce writing in a range of styles for a variety audiences. Among theories of authorship that students will learn include Authorial Criticism, New Criticism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism and Psychoanalytical Criticism.