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.
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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the connections between narrative and identity||Intellectual rigour|
|2||recognise the transdisciplinary nature of narrative studies||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of the role narrative plays in our daily lives||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||reflect critically on the nature of narrative and the power of storytelling||Intellectual rigour|
|5||analyse the nature of narrative and identify a range of narrative strategies along with their contribution to socio/political dynamics.||Intellectual rigour|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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