Course handbook

Description

EPHUMA244 introduces students to a variety of critical approaches related to genre and adaptation applicable to the study of literature and film. Students are encouraged to work independently and collaboratively as they develop the research and essay-writing skills necessary for study at a tertiary level.


Availability2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 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. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in small groups

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

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


Content

The course explores how the conventions of genre and adaptation can be applied to the study of film and literature. In the first module, students study the interrelated genres of pulp fiction and film noir through analysis of selected films, a pulp fiction novel, and a graphic novel. The second module on adaptation features the examination of a variety of cinematic and literary interpretations of the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare.


Requisite

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

Essay: Major Essay

Presentation: Group Presentation

Written Assignment: Reflection Task

Formal Examination: Final Examination


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

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

Tutorial

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