Writing Studies at Waikato offers a writing-intensive learning experience that will enable you to grow as a writer no matter where your interest lies. It will give you the research skills needed to write convincingly about the past, or create a vivid sense of the contemporary world. It will develop the reading and analytical skills essential for effective writing.
You can structure your Writing Studies programme to suit your interests and needs. There are papers offered in:
- Historical fiction
- Short fiction
- Creative writing
- Literary non-fiction, including food writing
- Life writing
- Travel writing
- Digital story-telling
- Business communication
- Professional speaking and speech writing
- Public relations writing
- The philosophy of language and communication
- Understanding the requirements of specific audiences and readers
- Theories of reading
- Academic writing and research.
Writing Studies graduates seek employment opportunities working for newspapers and magazines, central and local government, schools, the media, theatres and publishing houses. Writing Studies also lends itself to a freelance career.
- Copy Writer
- Digital and Broadcast Media Writer
- Literary Non-Fiction Writer
- Public Relations Practitioner
- Report Writer
- Speech Writer
Study Writing Studies in any of these qualifications
|Writing for University Purposes||ALED100||15.0 Points|
|Telling the Story||ENGL104||15.0 Points|
|From Page to Screen||ENGL112||15.0 Points|
|Academic Writing and Research||ESLA101||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Linguistic Communication||LING132||15.0 Points|
|Written Communication for Management||MCOM104||15.0 Points|
|Diversity and Communication Management||MCOM122||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Corporate Communication||MCOM133||15.0 Points|
|Critical Reasoning||PHIL103||15.0 Points|
|Food Writing||ENGL211||20.0 Points|
|Creative Writing: Voice and Image||ENGL215||20.0 Points|
|Academic Written Discourse||ESLA200||20.0 Points|
|Writing Historical Fiction||HIST207||20.0 Points|
|Language, Society and Culture||LING203||20.0 Points|
|Exploring English: from Grammar to Discourse||LING230||20.0 Points|
|Business Communication||MCOM292||20.0 Points|
|Language and Communication||PHIL204||20.0 Points|
|Writing for Screen Media||SMST218||20.0 Points|
|Special Topic in Writing Studies||WRIT260||20.0 Points|
|The Teacher as Writer||ALED325||20.0 Points|
|Renaissance Poetry Code||ENGL303||20.0 Points|
|Going Places: Life, Literature and Travel||ENGL309||20.0 Points|
|Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction||ENGL314||20.0 Points|
|Literary Theory||ENGL316||20.0 Points|
|Academic Research Writing: An Introduction||ESLA300||20.0 Points|
|Digital Storytelling for the Arts and Social Sciences||FASS301||20.0 Points|
|Digital Histories: Public and Collective Memories||HIST319||20.0 Points|
|Professional and Public Relations Writing||MCOM332||20.0 Points|
|Science Communication||SCIE300||20.0 Points|
|Propaganda and Advertising||SMST309||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||THST390||20.0 Points|
|Writing Project||WRIT391||20.0 Points|
|Work Placement||WRIT396||20.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(WritSt) and GradDip(WritSt)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Writing Studies at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Writing Studies is available as a major for the BA. Writing Studies may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
To complete a major in Writing Studies, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in Writing Studies, including ENGL215, WRIT391, 20 points at 300 level from ENGL papers listed for the Writing Studies major, and at least 20 further points in Writing Studies above 200 level.
To complete a supporting subject in Writing Studies, students must gain 70 points in Writing Studies, including ENGL215 and at least 20 further points above 100 level.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
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