* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit provides an opportunity to analyse how Australia is represented in contemporary writing and film. Through a series of modules that identify common issues across prose, poetry, narrative film and documentary, the unit encourages students to critically analyse texts within their national context. Key issues will include: the construction of race, theories of place, class and gender politics, and ethnicity. The unit uses methodologies from both literary and film studies in order to map a complex picture of Australia's contemporary culture.
3,500 words of internal written assessment (60%), 1x 2hr examination (40%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Web dependent - W,I,N,H,O Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,W,I,N,H,O Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Flexible scheduling - W,I,N,H,O Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.