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EL2013 - Reading and Writing the Short Story

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
EL3013 EL5013

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.