FILM 4004 - Honours Film Thesis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code FILM 4004 Course Honours Film Thesis Coordinating Unit School of Humanities Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 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 taken at undergraduate level. All Honours proposals will be assessed by the Honours coordinator before an 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 1 to 3 of the Film Studies major.
By requiring students to devise and produce a research thesis or creative project, the thesis component provides students with the research skills necessary for further study in research postgraduate programmes.
Course Coordinator: Dr Joy McEntee
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Course Learning OutcomesOn completion of this course, graduates 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Required ResourcesNo set resources required.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents will meet regularly with the supervisor to discuss research and drafting of a thesis.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.432 hours
Learning Activities Summary
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Assessment SummaryStudents will prepare a 15,000 word research thesis worth 100% of the grade. Summative.
Assessment DetailStudents will work with their supervisor to prepare a 15,000 word research thesis worth 100% of the grade. The process of consulting with the supervisor is formative, but assessment will be summative.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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