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Screen Texts (MCC248)

Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Description This unit addresses the question of how film makes sense from a broad context of historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives. It provides a theoretical foundation for students to think critically about cinema and to write about screen art in a scholarly style. The unit consists three learning blocks: methodological questions of how films are studied; aesthetics questions of narratology, genre and authorship; and field theory of representation of nation and gender.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/screenings: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Assessment The assessment is designed to assess students' comprehension in screen theory and their application of the theoretical tools for the critical analysis of screen texts. Tutorial participation (10%) is assessed according to student's engagement and contribution in discussion of the readings and lectures. Oral presentation (10%) focuses on the application of the selected concepts in short film analysis. Online concept test (15%) assesses students' comprehension of the key concepts. Research Essay (35%) evaluates students' performance in critical engagement with contemporary screen culture. The final examination (30%) requires students to use theoretical knowledge learnt in the unit to write about cinema as a critical and aesthetic response to political, social and cultural issues.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MED232 Screen Texts may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes Students enrolled at the Dubai campus should enrol in MCC2481.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Screen Texts (MCC2481) - as for MCC248 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Arts
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities
Notes This unit is restricted to students enrolled at the Dubai campus.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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