FILM 4002A - Honours Film Thesis Pt 1

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the discipline of Film Studies. It extends students' knowledge and research skills in film culture(s), building on the learning and research capabilities gained in levels I to III of the Film Studies major. By requiring students to devise and produce a research thesis or creative project, the thesis/exegesis component provides students with the research skills necessary for further study in research postgraduate programmes. The course requires students to develop a research question and plan and complete the project within the specified period.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code FILM 4002A
    Course Honours Film Thesis Pt 1
    Coordinating Unit School of Humanities
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact 1 hour per week with thesis supervisor
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites A credit standard in undergraduate study, which is usually determined by a minimum requirement of 65% average in all Level II and Level III courses. All Honours proposals will be assessed by the Honours coordinator before an offer is made.
    Course Description The course represents advanced learning, scholarship and research in the discipline of Film Studies. It extends students' knowledge and research skills in film culture(s), building on the learning and research capabilities gained in levels I to III of the Film Studies major.
    By requiring students to devise and produce a research thesis or creative project, the thesis/exegesis component provides students with the research skills necessary for further study in research postgraduate programmes.
    The course requires students to develop a research question and plan and complete the project within the specified period.
    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
    On completion of this two part course, students will be able to
    1. articulate an appropriate and achievable research project for the Honours program in Film Studies
    2. turn the selected Film Studies topic or issue into a problem that is suited to the task
    of writing a dissertation;
    3. identify and locate relevant material and literature on the topic
    4. identify key theoretical works in Film Studies in order to critically analyse the topic or issue
    5. articulate a clear, substantiated and theoretically-informed argument in the thesis
    6. use relevant technologies to complete assessments (e.g. for research)
    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.

    1,2,3,4,5

    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.

    1,2,3,4,5

    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.

    3,4

    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.

    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 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

    1,2,3,4,5 (depending on the thesis)

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

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

    3,4,6

    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.

    2,3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students will meet regularly with the supervisor to discuss research and drafting of a thesis.
    Workload

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

    216 hours
    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
    As this is the first part of a two-part Honours thesis program, it is not formally assessed.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

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

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    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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