units

AMU3857

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Sharon Baker

Synopsis

The unit covers a range of compositional techniques used in prose fiction. The weekly topics are organised around exercises designed to develop skills in effective use of creative detail, in conscious crafting of formal elements or writing techniques (e.g. building character, developing storyline, describing place, cultivating writing style or voice, identifying a narrative structure, etc), and in preparation and editing of copy for publication.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will have:

  1. An understanding of a range of practices and techniques in contemporary writing through reading, analysis and practice;
  2. Refined and extended communication and writing skills across a number of literary and other forms and for a variety of audiences;
  3. Skills in editing, proofing and preparation of copy for publication;
  4. Advanced writing and reading skills as a member of an Internet writing group;
  5. A dossier of research, ideas for writing and examples of drafts and finished work at the end of the unit.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions