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HAC1004 Storytelling

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


This course asks the question, how do stories and storytelling influence how we view ourselves and the contexts within which we operate? The ability to understand create and deconstruct how stories are used to communicate and promote powerful ideas is a much sought-after skill. Being able to critically read stories as mechanisms of power and control is required in multiple roles and professions.

Through a range of discipline perspectives, this course will examine how stories and the act of storying can influence the process of how we conceptualise and narrate our environment, our identities and ourselves. This course will centre around key questions: why do we tell stories; what stories do we tell; and what is the impact of these stories; and who controls the stories?

Your learning in this course allows you to develop specific program capabilities - the ability to critically evaluate multiple sources of evidence, develop your own individual viewpoint, and applying relevant theories to researching, planning, and achieving effective solutions to complex problems.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023