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Area/Catalogue
COMM 3067

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154674

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Creative

Course aim

To consolidate students’ knowledge of the key screen media research methods that relate to media arts production and the analysis of screen media cultures.

Course content

Through a survey of the popular science-fiction genre, students will consolidate their understanding of the different critical approaches that are involved in screen-related research, writing and analysis. Key science-fiction themes such as identity, culture, technology, time and the post-human will be explored through a selection of past and present case-studies. Foundational research methods such as realism, semiotics, narrative and textual analysis, authorship, ideology, gender and spectatorship as well as creative practice forms of research will be employed to engage with the genre and its analysis.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMM 2085 Screen Genres and Media Hybrids

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour x 2 weeks
Seminar 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
Critical analysis 1125 words 25% N/A
Literature review 1575 words 35% N/A
Project 1800 words equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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