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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

Provides students with foundational knowledges in the role that narrative plays in building communities, social histories, individual subjectivities and information networks. Enables students to identify the way narrative influences social practices and subjectivities. Prepares students for an active engagement in narrative practices within a broad social context.

Unit content

Topic 1: Storytelling and Humanities: An introduction
Topic 2: Narrative: What is it?
Topic 3: Narrating Culture, Narrating Ourselves: Writing and recognition
Topic 4: Types of Narration: Mediums and Forms
Topic 5: Power of Story: Ethical considerations
Topic 6: Narrating Communities: Writing history and identity
Topic 7: Narrating landscapes: Writing place
Topic 8: Transgression in storytelling
Topic 9: Narration and the environment

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify the connections between narrative and identity
2recognise the transdisciplinary nature of narrative studies
3demonstrate knowledge of the role narrative plays in our daily lives
4reflect critically on the nature of narrative and the power of storytelling
5analyse the nature of narrative and identify a range of narrative strategies along with their contribution to socio/political dynamics.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the connections between narrative and identity
  2. recognise the transdisciplinary nature of narrative studies
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the role narrative plays in our daily lives
  4. reflect critically on the nature of narrative and the power of storytelling
  5. analyse the nature of narrative and identify a range of narrative strategies along with their contribution to socio/political dynamics.

Teaching and assessment

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