Unit aim

Introduces students to a range of different writing strategies and techniques for short creative prose, specifically short fiction, through practical work and a range of readings. Students also develop drafting and self-editing skills. This unit is offered once every two years.

Unit content

  • Introducing the short story/short fiction
  • Character and place
  • Structure
  • Language and representation
  • Postmodern texts and intertextuality
  • Popular genres
  • New writing
  • Other short forms
  • Publishing history and practices

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 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Draft Creative Work20%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%
Participation10%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Draft Creative Work20%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%
Participation10%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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