units

ATS3499

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 Media, Film and Journalism
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paul Atkinson

Synopsis

This unit combines the study of ideas of authorship with the critical study of a number of texts. The notion of authorship will be interrogated in relation to a variety of writing practices. The Romantic idea of the author (and that of the film auteur) will be examined in the light of recent critical theories.

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.

Third level students enrolled in ATS3499 are required to have a greater understanding of the historical foundations of the theory of authorship and how this is characterised in Foucault's theory of discourse.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

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)

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS3499, COM2407, ENH2407, ENH3407, GSC2407, GSC3407