Course Title: Film Genre
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Film Genre
Credit Points: 12.00
345H Media and Communication
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023
Course Coordinator: Dr Djoymi Baker
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6210
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 009.04.036
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
In this course you will investigate concepts and theories of genre in relation to historical and contemporary film texts. Locating screen genres within industry, texts and audiences, you will explore how these structures shape and affect the production of meaning in film and culture.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
This is an Option course, which will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify and analyse formal qualities of specific film genres in screen texts.
- Critically examine the historical, industrial and cultural contexts of film genres.
- Synthesise formal and contextual analysis of film genres.
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery of this course may be face to face, online or a mix of both.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Task 1: Formal analysis assignment (25%) (CLO 1)
Task 2: Research assignment (35%) (CLO 2)
Task 3: Major Essay (40%) (CLO 3)
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.