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EL1008 - Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

EL1008 Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative introduces students to a range of literary and popular forms of narrative, and methods of analysis relevant to the study of literature, creative writing, and screen media. Story forms such as folk tale, fairy tale, and fable are discussed in comparison with complex narratives in literature, film, game, and television. Approaches to the theoretical concepts of genre, text, and medium complement literary approaches to reading developed throughout this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify a range of narrative forms as relevant to the study of literature, creative writing, and screen media;
  • recognise the specific properties of narrative, genre, and medium, and apply appropriate methods of textual analysis to them;
  • integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples in the context of narrative and textual analysis;
  • demonstrate skills in critical and creative thinking, oral and written expression, and basic research.

Subject Assessment

  • tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
  • reading quizzes (30%)
  • assignments (50%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.