Movies and Popular Culture

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Movies and Popular Culture

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Education, Film Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to equip students with an understanding of key concepts in socio-cultural theory and to increase their knowledge of the corpus of fictional film and television narrative. It also aims to provide students with the tools to critically analyse the way in which fictional film and television as cultural products, both perpetuate and help to shape ways of thinking and acting in the social and physical world and in institutions such as schools.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
    1. gather, form and critique knowledge (or new configurations of knowledge) from a variety of film, television and textual sources
    2. retrieve, evaluate and present information using appropriate technologies and demonstrate personal proficiency in multiliteracies
    3. as a scholar-educator-researcher, adopt a problem-solving and inquiry-based approach to their own learning and that of others
    4. display a positive orientation to personal learning and teaching which foregrounds reflection on practice; such reflections will indicate a growing critical awareness of the multiple and often conflicting meanings within which they operate as they struggle towards increasingly ethical and socially just professional practices.

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