This unit examines themes, patterns, and controversies in contemporary Australian writing, film, and theatre, and situates these within critical discourses concerning trends in the nation's cultural life. Through a series of modules the unit uses methodologies from both literary and film studies in order to map a complex picture of Australia's contemporary textual cultures.
5,500 words or equivalent of internal assessment (100%). Assessment will involve students undertaking a series of approximately four tasks that may include written essays, student presentations, online discussion exercises, creative writing projects and the production of Digital Narratives."
TEACHING PATTERN: Internal: Five hours of class contact fortnightly (13 wks). Distance: 1.5 hours per week of audio recorded lectures (13 weeks) accessed online; online exercises and activities.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - O,L,W,I,N,H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - O,L,W,I,N,H Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
Flexible scheduling - O,W,I,N,H 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.