units

ATS2412

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 Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King

Synopsis

This unit will investigate crime fiction across a number of different international contexts, including anglophone. What is the relationship between crime, culture and community? What function does crime fiction serve? In what ways do gender and ideology intersect with crime narratives? How are national myths produced and circulated in such narratives? What are the interactions between written fictional narratives and narratives in other media?

Outcomes

At the conclusion of the unit, students should be able:

  1. To discuss and analyse crime fiction critically, using contemporary methodologies.
  2. To explain the relations between culture and the crime fictions which circulate in it.
  3. To understand, feel comfortable with and be able to articulate the analytical skills, theoretical vocabularies and conceptual apparatuses studied.
  4. To demonstrate a sense of their own personal and cultural reflexivity as they observe and interpret the theories, concepts and texts analysed in the unit.
  5. To write clear, grammatically and syntactically appropriate, independent essays on topics provided or chosen for assessment.

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)

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Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units. It is highly recommended that students only take this unit after they have completed a gateway unit in Literary studies .