MDIA 3313 - Asian Screen Media

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

Asian Screen Media focuses on media output from the Asian region - increasingly a force in global media production - to develop understandings of the particular modes of popular screen media content emerging from Asia. The course identifies the growing body of critical literature that focuses on Asia's changing engagement with screen media, and uses theoretical frameworks based on ideas of cultural proximity and transnationality to illustrate the increasingly dynamic sphere of Pan-Asian collaboration in media production and distribution. Themes of localisation, nationalism and globalisation will be explored within the context of popular cinema, television, and digital media forms.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MDIA 3313
    Course Asian Screen Media
    Coordinating Unit Media
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 12 units of level I undergraduate courses
    Course Description Asian Screen Media focuses on media output from the Asian region - increasingly a force in global media production - to develop understandings of the particular modes of popular screen media content emerging from Asia. The course identifies the growing body of critical literature that focuses on Asia's changing engagement with screen media, and uses theoretical frameworks based on ideas of cultural proximity and transnationality to illustrate the increasingly dynamic sphere of Pan-Asian collaboration in media production and distribution. Themes of localisation, nationalism and globalisation will be explored within the context of popular cinema, television, and digital media forms.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Peter Pugsley

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On satisfactory completion of this course, students:
    1. • will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current trends in popular Asian screen media
    2. • will identify various modes of production and distribution at the national and global levels
    3. • will recognise how media systems operate within the political and cultural contexts of the region
    4. • are able to recognise and explain differences in local, regional and global responses to Asian media
    5. • should acquire an informed sense of different media practices and discourses across the region
    6. • will have an understanding of how the media can be utilised to project national agendas and identities beyond state borders
    7. • are able to identify and critically engage with a variety of content-based media and communication theories and can confidently deploy selected methods of media analysis
    8. • are able to demonstrate an understanding of cross-cultural communications in an Asian context
    9. • are able to reflect on Australia’s contributions to the screen media industry in the Asian region
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4,
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4,5,8,9
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4,5,6,8,9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Details to be finalised in O-Week.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    A block 3-hour Screening workshop will be held each week.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Tutorial participation & attendance 10% Continuous assessment
    First Assessment • Weekly online quiz (approx. 1000 words) 15% (from Week 3 to Week 7) 
    Second Assessment • Review Essay (1200 words) 30% 
    Third Assessment • Comparative Media Report (3000 – 3500 words) or Creative Component with Exegesis 45%
    Assessment Detail
    Detailed information will be provided online and in the Course Reader.
    Submission
    Assignments will be submitted through Canvas (and Turnitin where advised).
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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