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Understanding Narrative Fiction provides foundational skills, introduces key concepts in literature and the analytical tools needed to engage with narrative fiction at an academic level.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Griffith University, the unit applies these critical tools to the short story to unpack how meaning and emotion are communicated to the reader through formal structures.
A focused program on the genre of literary realism explores the importance this genre had on the creation of the novel, and the evolution of the novel form, over the course of the nineteenth century.
You will learn to examine a narrative text critically, appreciating its content, form and context, and to write in a clear and cogent manner about literary texts.
Anyone can apply, although some prior knowledge is assumed.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this literature unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit develops skills in textual analysis and academic writing that will be invaluable for further study across just about any field. The concepts and technical tools developed in this unit will be applicable in a range of subjects, particularly for those studying or working in the fields of literature, communication and publishing.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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