FILM 2002 - Stanley Kubrick: director, adapter, producer

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

Stanley Kubrick was one of the great directors, adapters and producers of film in the twentieth century. His work is so famous that even if you have never seen a Kubrick film, you will recognise cultural references to it after you have come in contact with the original films. He directed films such as Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, 2001, a Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. In this course, you will study these films, and more, in depth. You will discover Kubrick?s abiding themes, and his contribution to the aesthetic development of cinema. A unique feature of this course is that you will have access to international experts on Kubrick, who will contribute their insights to seminars and learning materials via virtual means.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FILM 2002
    Course Stanley Kubrick: director, adapter, producer
    Coordinating Unit School of Humanities
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible FILM 3003EX The Kubrick Archive & Kubrick's London Study Tour
    Assumed Knowledge ENGL 1105 Introduction to Film Studies or FILM 1001 French Cinema
    Course Description Stanley Kubrick was one of the great directors, adapters and producers of film in the twentieth century. His work is so famous that even if you have never seen a Kubrick film, you will recognise cultural references to it after you have come in contact with the original films. He directed films such as Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, 2001, a Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. In this course, you will study these films, and more, in depth. You will discover Kubrick?s abiding themes, and his contribution to the aesthetic development of cinema. A unique feature of this course is that you will have access to international experts on Kubrick, who will contribute their insights to seminars and learning materials via virtual means.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Joy McEntee

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyse a range of films directed by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the context of key concepts, theories and critical approaches to the study of film
    3. Read and interpret film criticism and apply it to academic argument
    4. Communicate the findings of research and insights from classes effectively to engage in critical debate
    5. Use contemporary technologies relevant to using class materials and completing assignments
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1,2,3,4,

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1,2,3,4

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    1,2,3,4,5

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    4,5

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1,2,3,4

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    5

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Films will be screened and DVD copies are available in Barr Smith High Use, but it is strongly recommended that students buy films on which they plan to write for assessment so they can watch and rewatch.

    The Killing
    Paths of Glory
    Lolita
    Dr. Strangelove: or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb
    2001, a Space Odyssey
    A Clockwork Orange
    Barry Lyndon
    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Eyes Wide Shut.

    All other materials provided via MyUni or Barr Smith Library

    Recommended resource: Castle, Alison, editor. The Stanley Kubrick Archives. Taschen/Bibliotheca Universalis, 2016.
    Online Learning
    This course features international guest lecturers who have pre-recorded their contributions. For this reason, lectures will be made available through MyUni/Echo360. 
    Discussion boards and other assessments will make active use of MyUni. 
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures will be live-streamed to enable interaction with international guest speakers. They will be recorded, except where the guest speakers have requested that recording not take place. 

    Seminars will be face-to-face to enable the screening of film clips. 
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    156 hours total over the semester. 
    Learning Activities Summary
    1x screening per week. This may be up to 3 hours.
    1 x 1 hour lecture per week. This will be via MyUni /Echo360. 
    1 x 2 hour seminar per week
    Independent viewing and research
    Assessments.
    Specific Course Requirements
    NA
  • 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
    ASSESSMENT TASK TASK TYPE WEIGHTING COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)
    Discussion board posts or journal 1000 words total

    Summative and formative if discussion board

    Summative if journal

    20% 1,2,3,4,5
    Essay 1500 words Summative and formative 35% 1,2,3,4,5
    Final essay 2000 words Summative 45% 1,2,3,4,5
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Description % weighting
    Discussion board posts or journa 1000 words total. Discussion board posts distributed throughout the semester OR journal submitted at the end of the semester. These will give students and opportunity to engage with films and readings, and with invited speaker presentations. 20%
    Essay 1500 words. Set at the mid-point of the course, this will give students the opportunity to reflect on the first six weeks’ learnings. 35%
    Take home exam 2000 words. Set at the end of the course, this will give students the opportunity to reflect on the last six weeks’ learnings 45%
    Submission
    Submission is via MyUni 
    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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