Introduces students to a range of popular and literary genres including memoir, the fantastic, YA fiction and crime fiction. Students will explore these genres in both practical and critical ways, developing writing skills through engaging with close study of aesthetic conventions, textual strategies and critical analysis. Students will receive critical feedback integral to their writing practice and engage in reflection on their own work using analytical and interpretation skills.
1. Introduction to writing genres and exegesis information
3. The Fantastic: Sci-fi, fantasy, gothic, horror
4. YA fiction
5. Crime fiction
6. Writing within and across genre boundaries
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||apply theoretical ideas to understand genre conventions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||develop proficiency in at least one discipline within the range of writing genres||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of the nature of genres in the creative writing discipline.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
- Gaiman, N, 2002, American Gods, HarperCollins, New York. ISBN: 9780380789030.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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