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AMU3499

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Andrew Ng Hock Soon

Synopsis

This unit explores the various twentieth century theories on authorship and their relationship to the practices of reading. Topics range from the Romantic notion of authorship, to the authorship of autobiographies and films.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. Be able to critically evaluate the range of practices employed in authorial criticism;
  2. Understand how theories of authorship have changed in the movement from Romanticism to structuralism;
  3. Comprehend the difference between the subject writing and the empirical author;
  4. Have a working knowledge of the relationship between film style and authorial expression;
  5. Be able to identify the key features of auteur theory and understand how it is used as a means of classification in film theory.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

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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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2499, ATS3499