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CN2205 - Regional Features: Place, Location, Australia and Asia in Cinema

[Offered in odd-numbered years by Block mode. 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.

This subject is a study of place and location in contemporary film and screen media, including textual, social, and industrial aspects. Lectures examine settings and locations in films, and the social geography of film viewing and production.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop an awareness of filmic techniques for transmitting meaning;
  • to develop an understanding of relations of image and narrative in film;
  • to distinguish social, industrial and artistic elements of screen media;
  • to gain awareness of relevant theoretical literature.

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CN3305

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 07-Jul-2011
Face to face teaching 27-Jun-2011 to 08-Jul-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Tutorials includes screenings of set films. Students may be required to view some additional films outside of class times.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 07-Jul-2011
Face to face teaching 27-Jun-2011 to 08-Jul-2011 (By videoconference to Cairns)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Allison Craven.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials - Tutorials includes screenings of set films. Students may be required to view some additional films outside of class times.
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (30%).

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.