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CLS3050 - Narrative practices

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Chris Worth


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2009 (Day)


The unit will investigate story-telling, narrative literature and the role of narrative in our lives. What constitutes narrative? What are its basic features? How does story-telling communicate meaning? How do we construct effective narrative texts? What do we do with narrative? What is the future of narrative? The texts studied are drawn from a variety of genres and countries. They will include short stories, a novel, and some visual texts. There will be some opportunity for the creation of narrative texts as part of the assessed work.


Written work: 80% (4500 words)
Test: 20% 3rd year students are required to demonstrate greater levels of theoretical reflection and analysis in their written work than students studying at 2nd year level.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


A first-year sequence in English, CLS or permission



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