University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

SOCI 2014 - Life on Screen: Social Issues Through Film

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GSSA 2108/EX
Assessment: Film analysis quiz 35%, Essay (2,000 words) 50%, Tutorial participation and SGDE 15%
Syllabus:

Films are popular texts and therefore reach mass audiences in ways that academic social science and gender theory writings do not. This course is not a film theory course, but rather uses films and other popular media texts (such as television mini-series) to ask questions about representations of inequality and difference in Australian society. The course explores the capacities and limitations of popular texts, including films, to explore structures which model, and provoke debate around gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity and class in Australian society. Do films and other popular media narratives offer insights into the experience of social inequality in ways that academic research rarely achieves? Are some issues and experiences better served by popular and/or fictionalised treatments than others? What are the limitations of certain popular representations of inequality in building audience knowledge and understanding? What are some of the debates that have arisen in response to some Australian films or television mini-series?

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12827 LE01 80 FULL 2 Mar - 2 Mar Monday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
16 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 25 May Monday 3pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
19047 LE0 40 32 No details available
Note: This is an online lecture, you can attend if places become available in the lecture.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12828 TU04 23 FULL 17 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
12829 TU03 23 1 17 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
12830 TU02 23 2 17 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
12831 TU01 23 1 16 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room