6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
The unit focuses upon the historical development of fairy and nursery tales for both adults and children. Students will learn theoretical approaches through which to examine the development of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and other supernatural and fantasy narratives, from oral origins to the Romantics to the postmodern. Key issues studied will be cultural production, gender and historicism. There will be an opportunity for students to consider the genre in their own creative writing.
Students successfully completing this unit will have attained
- An understanding of the historical background of fairy and nursery tales;
- A critical understanding of the implications of oral and literary storytelling traditions;
- A critical understanding of the major thematic paradigms of fairy and nursery tales;
- An understanding of how the romantic tradition is constructed and defined and of its relationship to more contemporary fairy and nursery tales;
- The ability to analyse fairy and nursery tales through cultural, ideological and historical frameworks.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.