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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
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

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

  1. identify the connections between narrative and identity
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. recognise the transdisciplinary nature of narrative studies
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the role narrative plays in our daily lives
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. reflect critically on the nature of narrative and the power of storytelling
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. analyse the nature of narrative and identify a range of narrative strategies along with their contribution to socio/political dynamics.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

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