Course handbook


The course explores different representations of identity in a range of literary and film texts and will examine the significance of these texts within the context of the societies that have produced them.

Students will be introduced to a range of interpretative approaches appropriate to the study of literature and film as tertiary disciplines. Research and essay writing skills will be emphasised and developed. The method of delivery is by face to face teaching, with some opportunity for group discussion.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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


Through a range of texts, EPHUMA144 will focus on the representation of the relationship between identity and different types of environments and social contexts. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the relationship between imaginative texts and the cultural contexts that produce them.


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: Discussion Board Postings

Written Assignment: A3 Part 1 - Essay Plan

Written Assignment: A3 Part 2 - 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