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EL3013 - Reading and Writing the Short Story

[Offered in even-numbered years]

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

Students in this subject develop the skills of short-story writing both by developing their own work and by studying exemplary instances of the genre. Students read short stories individually and in groups; analyse and workshop their own and other stories; and draft and edit stories with a view to submission for publication.

Learning Outcomes

  • a practical and critical understanding of the varieties of the short story form, and its relation to the society from which it emerges;
  • a capacity for critical analysis of creative writing;
  • publication-standard drafting and editorial skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Tutorial attendance and participation - (20%)
  • Invigilated > Multidraft Essays - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (40%).
Prerequisites: To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EL2013 EL5013

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Emma Maguire.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 37 hours - online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Emma Maguire.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Emma Maguire
Lecturer: Dr Roger Osborne.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 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.