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With all the different modes of delivery available today there are more ways than ever for your writing to reach its audience. But what are they interested in reading? This online unit of study explores the zeitgeist and how to tap into it through your writing.
Whether you’re a sports writer, storyteller or news hound, you will benefit from this unit. It’s designed to open up your abilities and give you the opportunity to experiment with emerging and mainstream contemporary genres such as writing for the internet, zine writing and producing opinion pieces.
As well as improving your style and expanding your writing repertoire, you will also study the impact of writing on contemporary life – and with so much information at your fingertips, the written word is more pervasive than ever before.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, this unit counts towards a range of Bachelor of Arts programs at Curtin University.
Anyone can apply; however, as this is a level 2 unit, an introductory level of study or prior knowledge is assumed and recommended.
In this Writing the Zeitgeist unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This unit will give you the tools you need to cut through to your audiences and prepare you to write in a number of contemporary genres.
Completing this unit of study also counts towards a number of arts programs at Curtin University.
By taking this unit you will have gained:
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.