Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the cultural centrality of narrative as a means of organising and comprehending experience
  2. analyse the key components of all narrative texts
  3. relate conceptual understandings of key elements of narrative to the production of narrative texts
  4. present effectively reasoned analysis of narrative fiction and non-fiction texts across a range of media
  5. evaluate the complex relation between cultural/historical context and the emergence/transformation of generic narrative strategies
  6. analyse the relationship of text to audience as producer/consumer/analyst of narrative.
    • Academic and creative critique
    • Analysis of narrative construction and context
    • Critical thinking
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Book of readings
      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Narratives underpin a range of cultural artefacts. This subject explores key elements of narrative construction such as story and narration; time and space; narrating perspective and voice. It also examines the ways in which their elements function in relation to audiences and their social contexts.

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  • Narration and Discussion (35%)
  • Narrative Analysis (40%)
  • Critical Reflection (25%)

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