School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for WRIT 203 in 2015.

WRIT-203 – Writing for Print Media

Points:20Prerequisites:either (WRIT 101, 80 further pts) or permission of Programme Director
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

This course focuses on how to produce the creative genres of print journalism: personal essay, personality profile, review, commentary, and investigative or feature article. Students are introduced to research and interview procedures, composition techniques - including those characteristic of creative nonfiction - and responding to their own and others' texts. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Text

Course Book available from vicbooks. Approx $15.

Recommended Texts

Gerard, P. (1996) Creative Nonfiction. Cincinnati: Story Press. (Available from VUW library on closed reserve)

Cheney, T. Writing Creative Nonfiction. Ten Speed Press. (Available at vicbooks at price of $34.95 or at VUW library on closed reserve)

Minot, S. Literary Nonfiction: The Fourth Genre. Prentice Hall. (Available at vicbooks at price of $47.95)

Perl, S. and M. Schwartz (2006) Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction. Houghton Mifflin. (Library closed reserve)

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
11054^(L1) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Mon1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]108Keith Comer
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Mon1410 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]108
19730^(L3) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Thu0900 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103Keith Comer
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Thu0900 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
  ^ indicates limited entry courses.

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.