Narrative Journalism - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 798.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,048.00

This unit was previously known as CLT230 Narrative Journalism.

This unit is designed for students who are interested in exploring writing both creatively and critically. The aim of this unit is to help students develop their own skills and knowledge as creative writers. It will do this in two ways:

  • via a series of lectures on key theoretical issues to do with writing, such as the historical identity of the writer, the nature of narrative, the relationship between writing and subjectivity and the representation of truth
  • via workshopping students’ writing projects.

At the completion of this unit students will have developed the following skills:

  1. Develop research and writing skills that will enable students to write narrative journalism pieces.
  2. Identify and critique key issues in the production of narrative journalism.
  3. Demonstrate critical skills, informed by cultural theories, that will enable students to re-evaluate the historical identity of the writer and the relationship between writing, subjectivity and representation.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CLT230 — Narrative Journalism

You must complete Level 1 Cultural Studies before starting this unit.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Great writers
2The death of the author

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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