|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides an introduction to a variety of ways in which city cultures have defined and articulated popular culture and critical social theory. Students will be introduced to contemporary urban narratives of places and spaces through a focus on city cultures, from Melbourne, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai. Students will explore and analyse issues around immigration and mobility, social identities and urban spaces, environmental sustainability, post-industrial economies and creative industries, in order to consider how cities have become central to our theoretical understanding of contemporary cultures.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- the ability to comprehend the ways in which the city has become centrally important for contemporary culture;
- an understanding of the key theoretical and methodological issues involved in the analysis of cultures and their representations; and
- the ability to appreciate the distinct ways in which different cities have been represented in popular culture and analysed in social and cultural theory.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- have developed social, ethical and cultural understanding of self and others;
- have developed critical analysis and synthesis;
- have developed effective written and oral communication;
- have information management and information literacy;
- have developed teamwork, flexibility and tolerance; and
- have developed time management and planning.
Eligibility and requirements
CICU30019 Cinema and the City; 106-300 Cinema and the City
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
A 3,000 word essay assessment, due in the exam period (75%);
A 1,000 word Multimedia exercise, done throughout the semester (25%);
- This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in seminars. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Joshua Mcnamara Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total 48 hours: a 2-hour seminar and a 2-hour screening per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
A Subject Reader will be available via the LMS.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Screen and Cultural Studies
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.