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English Major  

Not only great teachers and writers major in English. The list of famous English graduates spans the entertainment industry, from filmmakers (Steven Spielberg), to actors (David Duchovny and Reece Witherspoon). Even the President of Nickelodeon/MTV majored in English. English will prepare you to enter the world of work as a rigorous reader, compelling writer, effective speaker and an engaged, respectful world citizen. In other words, English will provide you with the marketable skills of a leader. At ECU, English is only one stream in a widely divergent School that spans the Humanities, Communication and Contemporary Arts. You will be in a unique position to devise your own programme of specialised literary study, perhaps combining English with a second major in Creative Writing, Script Writing or Journalism for careers in publishing, or with Communications or Creative Industries for careers in either. English also operates in close conjunction with Education programs for ECU students who wish to teach.


The units listed in this major may be subject to change over the duration of the course.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Complete the following two compulsory units (30 credit points):
ENG1050 Literature and Social Change 15
ENG1140 Discovering Literature 15
PLUS Select 90 credit points (6 units) from the following units:
ENG2470 Children, Youth and Global Media 15
ENG3042 Theory, Taste and Trash 15
ENG3050 Poetry and Passion 15
ENG3140 From Fiction to Film 15
ENG3165 Australian Fiction 15
ENG3170 Diverse Voices in Literature 15
ENG3175 Jane Austen: Past and Present 15
ENG3180 Comedy and Tragedy in Drama 15
WRT3120 Biographical and Autobiographical Writing 15
Students may substitute one third year Children's Literature unit and one third year Writing unit in the English major, following consultation with and authorisation from the Course Coordinator.
Under special circumstances, students may negotiate to do the Independent Study unit (WRT3117) in addition to having done a previous Writing unit.

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012