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CN2012 - The Land and its Legends in Australian Cinema

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

A study of the portrayal of Australia outside its cities concentrating on the land and its inhabitants as shown in feature films about Australia, both by Australians and by others.

Learning Outcomes

  • experience and knowledge of a significant thematic aspect of cinema;
  • awareness of filmic techniques for transmitting meaning;
  • insights into the ways in which cinema reflects and shapes aspects of Australian identity.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
CN1012 AND CN3012


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Victoria Kuttainen.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%).

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