THE SHORT STORY

ENG1SHS

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorials, online activities, critical writing exercises and creative writing assessments

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the history of the short story in various genres, time periods and cultures.
02. Write a creative short story that is clear, well organised and carefully proof read.
03. Ability to identify and contextualise theoretical concepts in secondary readings and incorporate secondary readings meaningfully into their critical and creative works.
04. Demonstrate basic critical and theoretical concepts and terminology in the analysis of literary texts and in their own creative work.
05. Ability to analyse passages of literary texts and their own creative work through close reading.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Workbook A (1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Workbook B (1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamien Barlow

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Workbook A (1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Creative work: 2,000 words. Involving a 1,500 word short story and 500 word critical component

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Workbook B (1,000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5