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CN2204 - Sirens, Queens and Studs: Screening Gender

[Offered in even-numbered years in Townsville. ]

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

Available to all students with 12 units of level 1 subjects.

Study of histories, practices and performances of gender in film texts and productions in Australia, NZ, the US and Britain.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop an awareness of filmic techniques for transmitting meaning;
  • to consider whether radically new constitutions of femininity and masculinity on screen are possible;
  • to develop skills in analysing womens' and mens' screen and production roles with reference to feminist and critical film theory, and while paying due attention to filmic techniques.

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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CN3304

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Face to face teaching 07-Dec-2011 to 14-Dec-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 08-Dec-2011
Face to face teaching 07-Dec-2011 to 14-Dec-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven.
Workload expectations:
  • 21 hours lectures
  • 18 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.