The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


EPHUMA144 provides students with foundational knowledge of the academic study of film and literature through an exploration of the concept of identities. The course focuses on the development of foundational skills in critical analysis that will provide students with a platform for entry into undergraduate Humanities-based programs.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise the structures and techniques used in various forms of literature and film

2. Demonstrate sound knowledge of the terminology used in the analysis of literature and film, and ways it can be used

3. Identify and understand a variety of critical approaches that may be employed in the study of literature and film

4. Develop independent responses to a variety of imaginative texts

5. Select and employ the skills necessary to think critically and respond appropriately in written form to a variety of fictional texts

6. Write an academic essay at a level suitable for successful study at the introductory undergraduate level


The course covers a range of imaginative texts (poetry, drama, fiction and film) that share a focus on the concept of identities. Drawn from a variety of periods and genres, these texts will be contextualized for students in order to develop their skills in critical analysis.


This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Online Learning Activity: Online Posts

Written Assignment: Essay Plan

Written Assignment: Major Essay

Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks