Course Description

Course Name

Telling True Stories

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: portfolio: narrative nonfiction story, (3500 words) [70%], critical reflection essay (1500 words) [30%] [overall pass is sufficient]
In this module, students have the chance to use the full range of narrative techniques to tell stories about real people, places and events. Under the umbrella term ?narrative nonfiction?, the form includes reportage, memoir, biography, travel writing, the lyric essay and the popular ?feature? format. The module looks beyond traditional journalism but considers the benefits for all writers that can be gained from professional reporting skills. More broadly, it helps students identify their own writing strengths and weaknesses, enhance personal skills in research, analysis and presentation and develop a presentable body of work. The module builds on the first-year module Life Writing, but also works as a stand-alone module.

*Course content subject to change