WRITING FICTION

ENG2WFI

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed for those who wish to write creatively and focuses on the craft of fiction. Students will develop two short stories during the semester. There will be discussion both of student work and of selected fictional texts in classes.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year English or HUS1PWR or CRA1PWR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG3WFI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCourse readings available through Reading Lists @ La TrobePrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Generate short fictional narratives with clear structure and expression.

Activities:
Modelled in readings, explored in lectures and tutorials, and developed in written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of the terms and concepts introduced during the subject.

Activities:
Modelled in readings, explored in lectures and tutorials, and developed in written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Develop effective strategies for offering and receiving constructive feedback within a diverse cohort.

Activities:
Explored in lectures and tutorials, and developed in written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Engage critically with fictional texts.

Activities:
Modelled and explored in lectures and tutorials, and developed in written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Manage time effectively.

Activities:
Developed in tutorial activities and written assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Fiction analysis: Tutorial (250 words equivalency)10 03, 04, 05
One 2,000-word assignmentPeer feedback given on one of the major assignments during workshop.40 01, 02, 05
One 2,000-word assignmentPeer feedback given on one of the major assignments during workshop.40 01, 02, 05
Fiction analysis: Lecture (250 words equivalency)10 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCatherine Padmore

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Fiction analysis: Tutorial (250 words equivalency)10 03, 04, 05
One 2,000-word assignmentPeer feedback given on one of the major assignments during workshop.40 01, 02, 05
One 2,000-word assignmentPeer feedback given on one of the major assignments during workshop.40 01, 02, 05
Fiction analysis: Lecture (250 words equivalency)10 04