Critical Perspectives

Course code FMCS4010Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

FILM4010 is studied in conjunction with FILM4020, FILM4030, and FILM4040 which together comprise the full Film Studies Honours program. The Honours program is the culmination of undergraduate teaching in the discipline of Film, Media and Cultural Studies. It provides for students who have distinguished themselves in this area at 1000-3000 level and wish to explore advanced approaches in the context of detailed studies. FILM4010 builds on undergraduate study by providing an opportunity to investigate the texts, practices, theories and concepts that have shaped the experience of film and cinema, both past and present, at an advanced level or in areas not covered previously.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course student will be able to:
* Use the theoretical tools necessary to critically analyze their roles as the interpreters, consumers, and producers of film and media culture.
* Compare and contrast different approaches to understanding mediated culture
* Explain and appraise central questions in the field of film, media and cultural studies
ContentFilm: Critical Perspectives will challenge accepted theories and critical practices in order to open up new ways of thinking about media and culture. Course topics may include:
* Theory in perspective
* The Frankfurt School, Founding Critical Theory
* Authorship and its Contested Discontents
* Re-theorizing Television
* Discourse, Post-colonialism and Whiteness
* Past present and future of identity theory
* Perspectives on Gender
And other contemporary topics as appropriate.
Replacing Course(s)FILM4010 Film: Critical Perspectives.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed FILM4010 Film: Critical Perspectives may not enrol into FMCS4010 Critical Perspectives.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least a credit average performance in film or cultural studies courses as a major sequence for the BA or BSocSci. Students must have qualified for admission to the BA or equivalent degree.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 3000 words, 50% (12.5% of the Honours program)
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 3000 words, 50%(12.5% of the Honours program)
Other: (please specify)FILM4010 is studied in conjunction with FILM4020, FILM4030 and FILM4040, which together comprise the full honours program. The course FILM4010 comprises 25% of the full program.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the BA (Hons) and BSocSci (Hons).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS4010