Screen & Cultural Research Seminar (SCRN40019)
HonoursPoints: 12.5Dual-Delivery (Parkville)
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Semester 1 - Dual-Delivery
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Screen & Cultural Research Seminar is a seminar and workshop series for students writing an Honours thesis in Screen and Cultural Studies. The subject introduces students to discipline-specific contemporary research practices and methodologies appropriate to their interests and research. It provides a practical platform for their academic training via a series of research seminars convened by the Screen and Cultural Studies program. Topics covered in any given year may include but are not limited to entertainment, news, workplace and art screen-based media; historical, feminist, queer, anti-racist, class-based and decolonial screen media, cultures and analytic practices; settler, indigenous and gendered cultures; and cultural forms and practices associated with media, community formation, screen industries, transmedia, performance and intercultural relations.
In the Screen & Cultural Research Seminar, students will learn how to formulate research questions, identify research fields of enquiry, develop a literature review, and deliver and participate in research presentations. They will acquire understanding of ethical dimensions of research, including training in human subject research procedures and University ethics requirements where required. The subject supports students in developing their Honours thesis projects and encourages them to develop their own academic research culture.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- acquire, evaluate and apply the critical and analytical skills of Screen and Cultural Studies to research topics;
- develop specific and detailed knowledge of Screen and Cultural Studies critical and analytical methodologies as they apply to the Honours research project;
- develop key academic and research skills (formulate research questions, identify research fields of enquiry, develop a literature review, deliver and participate in research presentations, provide feedback on others' research) ; understand University research ethics requirements including human subject research;
- develop high level written and oral communication skills required for research projects.
At the completion of this subject, student should gain the following generic skills:
- be able to demonstrate a high level of written and oral communication skills, including conformity to academic protocols of presentation and research;
- be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in reading, synthesizing, and presenting to others the relevant historical and theoretical material; and
- be able to present original research that includes reflection on their own learning.
Last updated: 10 January 2023