Film Fiction and Desire in Education

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film Fiction and Desire in Education

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Education, Gender Studies, Media Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This subject introduces and explores visual literacy, in particular filmand picture book representations, through the lens of education and contemporary culture. Students examine media literacy and popular culture around themes where these intersect: media representation of gender and identity. Students develop their critical thinking and analytical skills in cultural studies through readings, online discussions, film (video) screening and guest speakers. Individual and group projects provide the framework for looking at how visual texts position the reader through specific topics( cultural positioning of the'teacher', gender representation) and cultural practices. Students identify inaccurate visual stereo-types and develop message analysis skills though asking critical questions about the representation of (for e.g. gender) specific representations in popular culture.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.