THE SHORT STORY

ENG1SHS

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

The short story is a unique creative form. This subject endeavours to introduce students to short fiction from a range of genres, time periods, and cultures. The subject approaches the short story in both a critical and creative way. Students are asked to engage critically with the rich history and contemporary examples of short fiction, in addition, students will produce their own creative responses to texts studied. The short stories studied in this subject will be available online via the library website.

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a core in the English major in the ABA and the Writing major in the ABCA and the ABCAB. It is also available as an elective in other courses.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are to gain a critical understanding of the history of the short story in various genres, time periods and cultures.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online activities, critical writing exercises and creative writing assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Students should be able to write a creative short story that is clear, well organised and carefully proof read.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online activities and creative writing assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Students should be able to identify and contextualise theoretical concepts in secondary readings and incoporate secondary readings meaningfully into their critical and creative works.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online activities, critical writing exercises and creative writing assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Students should be able to apply basic critical and theoretical concepts and terminology in the analysis of literary texts and in their own creative work.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online activities, critical writing exercises and creative writing assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Students should be able to analyse passages of literary texts and their own creative work through close reading.

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, online activities, critical writing exercises and creative writing assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Workbook A (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05
Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workbook B (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Workbook A (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05
Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workbook B (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Workbook A (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05
Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workbook B (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04, 05

Mildura, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Workbook A (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05
Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workbook B (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Workbook A (1,000 words)25 01, 03, 04, 05
Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Workbook B (1,000 words)25 01, 02, 04, 05