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Literary Studies: Popular Fiction (9990.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice



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    This unit will provide students with the opportunity to read and critically engage with popular genre fiction such as crime fiction, speculative fiction and emerging forms of popular narrative. It focuses on commercially successful literature, its content, production and marketing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate in written and oral forms their understanding of the common stylistic and narrative tropes associated with some popular genres of literature such as crime and speculative fiction as well as the production and marketing of these genres; and

    2. Demonstrate in oral and written form the application of knowledge and critical skills in relation to one or more genres of popular fiction.

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    Contact Hours

    3 hours as: Either 1 Lecture + 1 x 2 hour workshop per week (on campus) OR 1 Lecture (online, recorded) + 2 hours online engagement with flexible activity offerings per week. OR Intensive mode: 1 Lecture (online recorded) plus 2 hours of online engagement per week.





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