units

ATS3518

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 UnitLiterary Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge

Synopsis

Building on the skills developed in ATS2517, to develop skills in genre writing. In the atmosphere of workshops, guided by debate and a selection of short stories, students will experiment in a range of genres: Realism; New Writing; Historical Fiction; Cultural interactions; Gothic, Fantasy and the Supernatural; Crime; Re-visioning the Classic; Ficto-criticism; Writing for Children. It will pay attention to revising, editing and presenting a manuscript for publication. Delivered through the semester, 'The Writers and their World' series comprising talks by major authors, publishers and editors will give a colourful glimpse into the world of creative writers and the publishing industry.

Outcomes

At the conclusion of this subject students will have:

  • Been introduced to writing and reading in a variety of fictional sub-genres
  • Become better acquainted with the publishing industry
  • Developed their editing and revising skills
  • Written short stories in the genres of their choice for possible publication
  • Shared and responded to the writing of their colleagues
  • Developed their critical reading skills
  • Taken both inspiration and direction from prominent local writers
  • Related current critical debates about writing to their own work

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

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

ATS2518