Not currently available in 2014
UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Provides students with skills in writing specifically for young readers by investigating the development of children's and young adult fiction and the demands being made on producers of texts for young people in contemporary times. Students will build a portfolio through creative original works relevant to the young adult market. Intended as a second/third-year unit.
Topic 1. Developmental influences on children's and young adults' publishing
Topic 2. The position of the writer and reader in writing for young people
Topic 3. Gender, race and sub-cultures in young adult fiction
Topic 4. Ethical issues and writing for young people
Topic 5. Writing and publishing young people's fiction
Topic 6. Workshopping drafting
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Recognise the relationship between author and reader.|
|2||Identify a range of popular genres focused on young people.|
|3||Identify specific aspects of writing for young people.|
|4||Discuss contemporary publishing practices that engage a young readership.|
|5||Write for a specific age group.|
|6||Demonstrate drafting and revising skills.|
|7||Reflect critically on their own and others' writing|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Recognise the relationship between author and reader.
Identify a range of popular genres focused on young people.
Identify specific aspects of writing for young people.
Discuss contemporary publishing practices that engage a young readership.
Write for a specific age group.
Demonstrate drafting and revising skills.
Reflect critically on their own and others' writing