SCREEN CULTURE: LANDSCAPE, CHARACTER, IDENTITY

MSS3SCI

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will research  the characters and landscapes that have produced an imaginary 'Australia' on screen.  Focusing on ideas of  'national character' and  'the Australian Way of Life', students will discuss gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race as aspects of both national and global identity. Small group presentations will investigate changes in character types and landscapes.  Students reflect on the shift from British and European concepts of identity to multicultural and Indigenous perspectives on place and belonging.  Active participation by students in weekly lecture/workshops and group projects is a feature of this subject.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year and 30 credit points of second-year level subjects in Screen Arts. Students in the department of English and Creative Arts and GSDS without these prerequisites can seek permission from the coordinator to take the subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop the ability to express complex ideas in a public forum

Activities:
Assessment tasks 2 & 3
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate effective learning communication in writing, speech and screen media

Activities:
Assessment tasks 1 & 2
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Develop the ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis

Activities:
Assessment task 1
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Develop time management skills

Activities:
All assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Develop small and large group teamwork skills

Activities:
Assessment 2 & 3
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Avoid clashes with 3rd year BA screen studies subjects and 3rd Year BCA subjects"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 2: Small group Presentation (1200 words equivalent)Small group audio-visual presentation and Q&A on landscape-identity topic selected in Week 1.30 02, 03, 04, 05
Assessment Task 3: Large Group Creative Project (1600 words Essay equivalent)Students will work in groups of 2-3 to contribute one element to an group exhibition on landscape and identity: elements may include a trailer, a soundscape, a text for performance, a photo-essay, a soundscape, audience participation components, material installations such as dioramas.40 01, 02, 04, 05
Assessement Task 1: Critical Review Essay (1200 words)Select one article or book chapter from the subject reading list and summarise the main claims and evidence to support those claims, and then apply the key claim to one scene from a film listed for this subject.30 02, 03