Area of Study
Australian Culture, Communication, Intercultural Communications, International Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Radio/Television/Film, Social Media
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject is designed for international students as part of an Australian Language and Culture Studies program. In this subject, students investigate texts and genres in Australian film, television, and websites, and engage with recurring themes and issues that reflect Australian Indigenous and migrant identities. Through these investigations, students develop practices for interpreting and responding to cultural texts in written and spoken discussions.Subject objectivesa. Identify key Indigenous and migrant themes in selected Australian film and media textsb. Justify an opinion on key narrative elements and cultural values in an Australian filmc. Participate in a discussion using a range of verbal strategiesd. Produce short coherent texts in formal and informal written EnglishTeaching and learning strategiesFace-to-face classes will incorporate a range of teaching and learning strategies including viewing, analysing and evaluating videos, group and pair discussions, and collaborative writing.AssessmentAssessment task 1: Weekly journal entriesObjective(s):a, b and dType: JournalGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 40%Criteria:relevance of description and themescoherence of structureclarity of expressionAssessment task 2: Written descriptions and evaluation of an Australian filmObjective(s):a, b and dType: ReportGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 40%Criteria:accuracy of reportingdepth of reflection and evaluationcoherence of structureclarity of expressionAssessment task 3: Spoken movie reviewObjective(s):a, b and cType: PresentationGroupwork: Group, group assessedWeight: 20%Criteria:relevance of descriptiondepth of reflection and evaluationclarity of spoken expressioneffectiveness of verbal interaction strategies
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.