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Narrative Journalism is designed to further develop the knowledge and writing skills gained in prerequisite journalism units, with dedicated focus on narrative and long-form journalism ranging from true crime, biographies, nature and travel writing. In this unit, you will critically analyse selected pieces of long-form narrative journalism including the identification of suitable topics, selection of talent, use of prose and techniques for extending the story.
You will learn how extensive research can allow narrative journalists to form deep personal connections with their subject matter, inherently becoming part of the narrative.
You will then apply these techniques to your own assessment projects as you pitch, plan and develop your own professional works of long-form narrative journalism over the course of the term, with a view to getting your work to a publishable standard.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisites - 36 Credit Points
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
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).