UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ENGL4104 Cinema and Cultural Studies

Credit 6 points
  Offering
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in English and Cultural Studies [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content In this unit students develop their understanding of key aspects of cinema studies and cultural studies. They are assigned foundational and current writings in the theory and the critical practice of cultural studies and film studies, films and other visual media texts, and other contemporary cultural phenomena. The precise focus of the unit may vary from year to year, depending on the interests of the available staff, in particular the balance between cinema studies and cultural studies. The unit offers specialised studies in some of the most significant and innovative forms and sites of cultural production today, and in the practice and theory of cultural criticism.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) have a deep understanding of aspects and processes of contemporary cultural or cinematic production; (2) practise rigorous and informed cultural criticism; (3) possess detailed knowledge of the major traditions of film theory and cultural theory and of the history of cultural industries; and (4) have high-level research and analytical skills applicable to new developments in film and culture.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) critical exercise; (2) research essay; and (3) seminar participation and oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Ned Curthoys
Unit rules
Prerequisites: sufficient units to ensure admission to Honours in English and Cultural Studies
Contact hours seminars: 1 x 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ENGL4104/SEM-2/2017

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