units

ATS3410

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Chris Worth (Clayton); Ms Priscilla Appama (South Africa)

Notes

Previously coded CLS3050

Synopsis

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.

Assessment

Written work (2,700 words): 60%
Exam (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Chris Worth

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Literary studies
Comparative literature and cultural studies
English