units

ATS3529

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Film and Screen Studies

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Therese Davis

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

The unit enables students to critically evaluate notions of nationalism in Australian Film and Television. Initially, the course will explore traditional theoretical constructions of nationalism before considering the contemporary reconfiguring of nationalism. This reconfiguring will be performed in relation to discourses such as policy arrangements in relation to political machinations, auteur constructions, traditions of landscape cinema, race relations, multiculturalism, beach culture, the social, globalism, marketing, distribution, gender and criticism. The unit will employ feature, documentary and short film and television examples as well as contemporary and archival audio-visual texts.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students will have:

  1. critically examined a range of film and television texts as representations of Australian national experience;
  2. developed an understanding of the Australian film and television industries in relation to theories of globalization;
  3. analysed the impact of government policy and further economic and political constraints on the national film and television industries;
  4. skills in the textual analysis of texts in relation to contemporary reformulations of nationalism;
  5. an ability to critically engage with written and visual texts in a clear and confident manner in both written and oral presentation.

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)

TBA

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

ATS2529