Analysing Narrative Fiction

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This unit is a natural follow up to Understanding Narrative Fiction, and will develop your understanding of narrative analysis through a study of approaches, concepts and key tools applied to narrative fiction.

The program is divided into two modules, ‘Modernism’ and ‘Beyond Modernism’ and is concerned with key developments in prose fiction of the early 20th century. Key works of fiction that may be covered during the unit include:

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Death in Venice and Other Stories, Thomas Mann
  • The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter
  • Atonement, Ian McEwan

The unit aims are directed towards developing a range of technical tools and concepts to analyse narrative fiction, and construct suitably sophisticated critical analyses of these texts. A final research essay (40% of your overall mark) will bring together the skills learned during the unit, and evidence your ability to undertake literary research at an advanced level.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

Areas of study

In this Analysing Narrative unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Understanding Narrative Fiction
  • Working with case studies
  • Writing about literature

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Successful completion of this unit will provide you with the disciplinary grounding desirable for anyone wishing to pursue further academic study in the field of literature. You should feel confident in using a range of technical tools and concepts, and possess the ability to apply these in your analysis of narrative fiction. Your studies will culminate in a research essay designed to evidence the skills and knowledge you have gained over the duration of the course.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Analysing Narrative Fiction from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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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).

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