Literature and Film 1

Course code EPHUMA144Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon 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.
ContentThrough a range of texts, EPHUMA144 will focus on the representation of the relationship between identity and different types of environments and social contexts. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the relationship between imaginative texts and the cultural contexts that produce them.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay Plan: Detailed plan of major essay.
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay: Presentation of coherent argument in appropriate academic form
Essays / Written AssignmentsReflection Task: Brief individual reflection on the group presentation.
Examination: FormalFinal Examination: Assesses overall proficiency in this course. To be held during the University examination period.
Presentations - GroupGroup Oral Presentation: The purpose of this exercise is to encourage students to cooperate in a group in researching material and delivering it to the class.
Quiz - On-lineOnline Quizzes: A series of short online quizzes based on each of the set texts
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA144