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CWR2001 Fairytales and Other Forms

Short Description: Fairytales and Other Forms
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 100705 - Written Communication
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: CWR1001 and CWR1002

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course will equip students with a range of skills required in the workforce, and in professional writing practice, including interpreting and responding to market submission guidelines, meeting deadlines, and writing to purpose. Through close study of a suite of folk and fairy tales, this course will equip students with a deep understanding of how writers draw on traditional forms to create dynamic and engaging contemporary works of fiction. The course is designed to emphasise the dynamic relationship between reading the works of other writers, and developing personal writing skills and techniques.

During the course, students will read, analyse, and write folk and fairy tales. Students will examine a range of traditional tales - including works collected by the Brothers Grimm, tales written by Hans Christian Andersen, and tales from the French contes de fée tradition - as well as contemporary retellings and original works. Students' own original or retold fairy tales will draw on this rich tradition.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online