Film, Media, Culture

Course code FMCS1000Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

So many of the defining moments in our lives are accompanied by an experience with the media or have grown out of our relationship with the media. The media are a central part of how we live, work and play. They are not an outside influence; they are part of the culture that surrounds us and therefore of whom we are. This course provides a widescreen, interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with film and other media. It will introduce students to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Recognise the theoretical, conceptual and methodological bases for the study of film, media, and culture.
2. Analyse the roles of film and media in a culture and in individual lives.
3. Illustrate how film and the media represent important aspects of contemporary culture.
ContentFilm, Media, Culture uses a case study model to achieve the course objectives. A range of different approaches to film, media and cultural studies will be introduced through the interdisciplinary study of a number of specific cases, for example "families" or "climate change" or "music fans".

Topics will be selected from:
* Film language
* Media theory
* Cultural theory
* The media in everyday life
* The media culture nexus
* Other relevant contemporary topics.
Replacing Course(s)CULT1110 Film, Media, Culture and CULT1050 Media, Culture and Society
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed CULT1110 Film, Media, Culture or CULT1050 Media Culture and Society may not enrol in FMCS1000 Film, Media, Culture.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWriting exercise 1000 words
Online Learning ActivitiesWeekly on-line activity 1000 words
Projects2000 words
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS1000