Literature and Film 2

Course code EPHUMA244Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

The role, point of view and responsibility of storytellers will be examined in a range of literary genres and in film. There will be a particular emphasis on the art and language of narratives as they draw upon individual and collective memory, myth and the imagination, within the periods, societies and cultures from which they come.
Students will be introduced to a variety of literary critical approaches appropriate to the study of literature and film at tertiary level, and are encouraged to develop the research and essay-writing skills necessary for such study.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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 skills necessary to think critically and respond appropriately in written form to a variety of fictional texts
6. The skills necessary to write an academic essay.
ContentEPHUMA244 introduces students to the study of narrative and the role of storytelling through a range of texts in different genres (poetry, drama, novel, graphic novel and film). Students will explore the origins, structure, and significance of stories and understand the importance of narratives in our lives. Students will be encouraged to explore the ways in which imaginative texts generate meaning through story (what is told) and discourse (the manner of their telling).
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA144
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAnnotated Bibliography: Presentation of a list of research sources, with a brief summary and critical evaluation of each source.
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay: Presentation of coherent argument in appropriate academic form.
Examination: FormalFinal examination: Assesses overall proficiency in this course. To be held during the University examination period.
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA244