Film Studies

Course code EPHUMA160Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

EPHUMA160 Film Studies introduces students to the various thematic issues presented through film; specifically examining historical, political and cultural studies. The course will provide a basic understanding of various techniques available to filmmakers to create cinematic representations. It will also consider the influence and relevance of film in creating cultural understanding.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
ObjectivesStudents will:

1. Demonstrate understanding of basic cinematic techniques.
2 Acknowledge and discuss the transmission of meaning through film.
3. Provide detailed analysis of an issue as represented through cinema.
4. Discuss the role of film in developing cultural understanding.
ContentTopics include:
1. Historical Films : Realism, Speculative
2. Political Films : Documentary, Satire
3. Cultural Films : Understanding, Clashes
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo assumed knowledge.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo short essays: Each essay to provide an anlysis of an issue as represented through a group of films
Examination: FormalFinal examination : Short answer and essay questions.
Other: (please specify)Viewing Diary : Weekly entries discussing how an individual film represents a theme.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA160