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HUMT20014 Creative Non-Fiction: true stories told well
Creative Non-Fiction: true stories told well
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General Information

Overview

You will be introduced to the practice and craft of Creative Nonfiction – an emerging genre that offers writers the opportunity to incorporate literary devices such as description, dialogue and scenes into their writing. You will be introduced to the work of creative nonfiction luminaries such as Joan Didion, Truman Capote and Helen Garner. You will develop your skills with practical writing activities in a range of subgenres including the memoir, the personal essay, the portrait, the essay of place, review writing and narrative journalism.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: HUMT20012 HUMT20013

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 55%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 45%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student emails.

Feedback

Students appreciated the Zoom workshop sessions where they could discuss their creative writing projects and draft pieces with teaching staff and their peers over the course of the term.

Recommendation

It is recommended to maintain opportunities for engagement through regular Zoom workshop sessions scheduled throughout the term.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Craft an industry standard ‘pitch’ for a creative nonfiction piece to an editor
  2. Analyse the craft of creative nonfiction through a weekly critical reflective journal
  3. Research, draft, write, edit and submit a sustained and polished piece of creative nonfiction writing
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Research Proposal - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%
3 - Creative work - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Proposal - 0%
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment - 50%
3 - Creative work - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Writing true: the art and craft of creative non-fiction ()

Authors: Perl, S & Schwartz, M
Cengage Learning
Florence, KY, Florence, KY, , USA
ISBN: 9781133307433
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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