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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Claire Perkins


Previously coded FTV3030


This unit will introduce third year students to a range of research methodologies from the discipline of Film and Television Studies with a view to providing for a fluid transition from third to fourth year study. This topic-based unit will focus on both practical (including archival, library and web-based methods) as well as theoretical research methods (historical, realist, experimental, structuralist, poststructural, postcolonial).


By the completion of this unit students will be expected to demonstrate: a critical understanding of the methodologies available to Film and Television studies research projects including an understanding of a range of theoretical approaches to textual criticism; a knowledge of the practical approaches to textual criticism; an understanding of a range of theoretical and critical approaches to film and television institutions; a knowledge of the issues of digital media media that facilitate film and television studies research; an ability to put theoretical approaches into practice in a clear and confident manner in both written and oral presentation.


Written work: 90% (4500 words)
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Claire Perkins

Contact hours

1 x 2-hour seminar, 2-hour screening

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Film and television studies


Minor sequence in FTV