True Stories

Course code ENGL3001Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This critical and creative course studies the modes and practices of true crime writing.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2007, 2005
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to
1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of a diverse range of true crime texts
2. demonstrate an understanding of the genres and modes of true crime writing in terms of their formal features and cultural meanings
3. demonstrate the translation of this knowledge and understanding into their own practice of true crime writing
ContentA critical and creative study of the field of true crime writing and the contexts in which it is produced. The course analyses a number of genres and modes of true crime writing (including memoir, autobiography, reportage and the new journalism) and their relationship to legal, literary and ethical issues, in order to facilitate the students' own textual practice within the field.
Replacing Course(s)This course (in 2003) with 4 other 10 unit new courses replaces deleted courses:
ENGL3040 Race and Writing 20 units
ENGL3560 Restoration Literature 20 units
ENGL3670 Australian Young Adult Fiction 10 units
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAssumed knowledge for ENGL3001 is 20 units of English courses at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 x 500 word paper, 10%
1 x 2000 word paper, 35%
1 writing portfolio (2500 word equivalent), 50%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionClass participation 5%
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term