Telling True Stories I

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Telling True Stories I

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Communication, Intercultural Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MECO210 or MECO211 or CUL240 and MAS210 or MAS211

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this unit we look at techniques and structures writers use to engage ever-more fickle audiences. Key readings are drawn from a number of platforms ? books, feature articles, blogs, graphic novels, indie publishing ? to exemplify some of the more dynamic and engaging recent trends in creative non-fiction writing. We focus in particular on new and novel ways of approaching the past ? historical events, family sagas, crimes, eccentric and little known phenomena ? and on new modes of writing about science, sport, technology and social change. Students are guided to find and develop their own original stories, and produce pieces of quality writing, suitable for print or broadcast.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.