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.
Areas of study
In this Writing the Zeitgeist unit, the topics you will study include:
Writing within the zeitgeist
From new journalism to creative non-fiction
Writing for the web
Writing the report
Writing about music
Writing about film
Writing the gallery and museum
Writing for a cause
Zine writing and DIY publishing
A zeitgeist manifesto?
Concluding the zeitgeist?
This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
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.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
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