Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week; and a 1-hour skills workshop in each of weeks 2, 3, 4 and 6,7, 8. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Assoc Prof Denise Varney
Dr Mark Nicholls
Humans grapple with representations of themselves and their contexts. They also like to imagine other possible worlds. We use words, language, images, sounds and movement to construct narratives and stories, large and small, about the trivial and the profound, the past and the future. These representations can help us to understand worlds but they can also create worlds for us. This subject explores how different genres such as speech, writing, translation, film, theatre and art generate representations of social life, imagination and the human condition. A key aim of the subject is to develop a critical appreciation of how language, images and embodied gestures are used to construct empowering and disempowering discourses.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A Bibliographic Exercise due in week 5 (500 words, 15%), an Essay due in Week 9 (2000 words, 45%) and an Exam during the Examination Period (1.5-hours, equivalent to 1500 words, 40%). This subject has an attendance hurdle requirement of 75% tutorial (9 out of 12 tutorials) and 75% skills workshop attendance (5 out of 6 skills workshops). Regular participation in tutorials is required. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available.
Students may be asked to purchase texts for this subject and will be advised of the book list prior to the commencement of the subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
Arts Foundation Subjects |
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