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Screening Europe: Image and Identity (EURO20005)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEURO20005
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A team-taught study of European cinema during a period of intense political and social change. Students who complete this subject should be familiar with some of the major developments in cinematic representation in Europe from the early 20th century to the present. They should be able to relate the films studied to their national and European cultural and historical context.

Note: This subject is taught in English.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to engage critically with a number of different national and comparative perspectives on European Cinema, Europe’s nation-states and Europe as a whole;
  • be able to communicate knowledge effectively about Europe’s present, its past and its traditions in oral and well-informed written and oral assignments;
  • have consolidated research skills in the disciplines of film studies and cultural studies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • have acquired broad critical insights through their engagement with Europe that prepare them for becoming good global citizens.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed research skills through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;
  • have developed critical thinking and analysis through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;
  • be able to think in theoretical and analytical terms through lectures, tutorial discussion, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences;
  • have developed an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world, through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of European culture, and by formulating arguments;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have developed written communication through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
  • have developed public speaking and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations;
  • be able to demonstrate attention to detail through close reading and textual analysis, essay preparation and writing;
  • have developed time management and planning through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EURO30004 Screening Europe: Image and Identity 12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • A 1000 word written film analysis due mid-semester [30%]
  • A ten-minute (1000 word) in-class oral presentation during semester [30%]
  • A 2000 word reflective essay due at the end of semester [40%]

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass the subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019