Courses & Units

Reading the Screen HEN315



This advanced elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen text and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop an appreciation of the history of storytelling on screen, and enhance their ability to read screen text contextually. The assessment tasks in this unit focus on: key concepts and techniques for close textual analysis in screen studies; effective oral presentation in an academic context; and developing and conducting independent research projects.


Unit name Reading the Screen
Unit code HEN315
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Teaching staff

Dr Hanne Nielsen

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly (13 Weeks)


1,500-word shot-by-shot analysis (25%); oral presentation (25%); 2,500-word research project (50%)

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