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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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Critical Response20%
Draft Creative Work30%
Final Creative Work and Critical Review40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12)
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Critical Response20%
Draft Creative Work30%
Final Creative Work and Critical Review40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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