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Writing Short Narratives (8147.5)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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    • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (178573) - View
    • Winter Term, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (177660) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (165060) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (164810) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (160926) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (160932) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140889) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, INTENSIVE, BRUCE (141115) - View

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    This unit focuses on writing short narratives in various forms and styles. It develops students understanding of how to write creatively and professionally for different audiences and in different registers. It develops strategies for writing and knowledge of the elements of narrative such as theme, form, characterisation, dialogue, point of view and style. Students will be given opportunities to experiment with different writing styles, to take risks, and will be encouraged to develop their own voice and approach to writing short narratives. Students will read a number of short works as a way to contextualise their own practice, to reflect creatively on how best to communicate to different audiences, and to develop a critical language with which to discuss writing. This unit is co-taught with Writing Short Narratives G.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Employ the elements of creative writing in the production of their own work;

    2. Write in different forms and styles;

    3. Use structural and rhetorical techniques in writing short narratives for different audiences;

    4. Develop a language for critiquing and discussing writing in both written and oral forms;

    5. Utilise professional standards of presentation and criticism to their own work and the work of fellow students; and

    6. Value and respect differing views.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.





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