Literature and Film 1

Description

The course explores different representations of identity in a range of literary and film texts and will examine the significance of these texts within the context of the societies that have produced them.

Students will be introduced to a range of interpretative approaches appropriate to the study of literature and film as tertiary disciplines. Research and essay writing skills will be emphasised and developed. The method of delivery is by face to face teaching, with some opportunity for group discussion.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. A sound knowledge of the structures and techniques used in various forms of literature and film

2. A sound knowledge of the terminology used in the analysis of literature and film, and the ways in which to use it

3. Some understanding of the variety of critical approaches that may be employed in the study of literature and film

4. The ability to develop independent responses to a variety of imaginative texts

5. The ability to work collaboratively in small groups

6. The skills necessary to think critically and respond appropriately in both written and oral forms to a variety of fictional texts

7. The skills necessary to write an academic essay.

Content

Upon successful completion of this course students will develop:

  1. A sound knowledge of the structures and techniques used in various forms of literature and film
  2. A sound knowledge of the terminology used in the analysis of literature and film, and the ways in which to use it
  3. Some understanding of the variety of critical approaches that may be employed in the study of literature and film
  4. The ability to develop independent responses to a variety of imaginative texts
  5. The ability to work collaboratively in small groups
  6. The skills necessary to think critically and respond appropriately in both written and oral forms to a variety of fictional texts
  7. The skills necessary to write an academic essay.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Written Assignment: A2 - Part 1 Essay Plan & Part 2 Major Essay

Presentation: A3 Part 1 - Group Presentation

Written Assignment: A3 - Part 2 Reflection Task

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks