The discipline of English has a central place in the contemporary Humanities. It involves the rigorous study of literary texts in English in a variety of genres from different cultural contexts and historical periods. The study of English fosters pleasure in reading and a commitment to good writing, both creative and academic. Studying English develops and consolidates an understanding of the complex nature of literary languages and the ability to examine and apply a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to literary texts. Through the progressive stages of an English major, these skills are developed with an increasing degree of sophistication, self-directed learning and self-reflection.
Studying English at UNSW
The study of English at UNSW is conducted through the School of English, Media and Performing Arts. English can be studied as a major sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and combined degree programs. An Honours program is available, as is postgraduate study.
Studying Creative Writing at UNSW
The study of Creative Wring at UNSW is conducted through School of English, Media and Performing Arts. Creative Writing can be studied as a minor sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and combined degree programs.
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