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EL3013 - Reading and Writing the Short Story

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
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 23-Aug-2018
Contact hours:
  • 37 hours - online participation
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: multidraft Essays (40%); participation in discussion board on learnjcu (20%); assignments (40%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 23-Aug-2018
    Contact hours:
    • 13 hours lectures
    • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (40%); essays (40%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 23-Aug-2018
      Contact hours:
      • 13 hours lectures
      • 24 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); multidraft Essays (40%); essays (40%).

        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.