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Area/Catalogue
COMM 2085

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154673

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To acquaint students with genre as a popular screen media format and as a critical tool in screen studies.

Course content

This intermediate-level course will explore the evolution and persistence of screen genres across film, television and digital culture. Students will examine a selection of different genres from the perspective of film/media history, formal aesthetics, issues of nationality, industry and economics, authorship and audience reception, as well as the technological impact that the digital and cross-media conglomeration have had on screen genres today.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of any four first year courses from either the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communication and Media, Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing, Bachelor of Media Arts or by approval from the Program Director. COURSE ALERT: This course is not available to students who have completed: COMM 2075 Film Genres

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
Workshop (optional) 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Minor essay 1350 words 30% N/A
Group presentation 900 word equivalent 20% N/A
Major essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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