- Code SCRN1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Screen Studies
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities, Film
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Katharina Bonzel
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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This course is intended as an introduction to the history and aesthetics of screen studies, as well as a primer for screen media analysis. Building on an acquired understanding of the elements of film, television, digital and other media techniques, students will address questions of narrative, sound, spectatorship, and a consideration of the screen as a site of social and cultural contact. Developments in screen studies will be contextualised within the current stage of the digital revolution.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- undertake comprehensive analysis of various screen media;
- evaluate screen texts as social and cultural documents;
- critically discuss a screen text and its context in an oral presentation;
- present ideas on screen history and theory in a clear written format; and
- understand the role of screen studies within digital humanities.
Indicative AssessmentExercise in close analysis, 500 words (15%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Oral presentation, 10 mins (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Essay, 1800 words (35%) Learning Outcomes 3-5
Final examination, 2 hours (30%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials, and 24 hours of film screening; and
b) 70 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAll texts will be supplied on Wattle.
All texts will be supplied on Wattle.
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