Unit

School Of Humanities And Languages

GenresWestern Sydney University Unit Code: SS238A.1

Discipline: COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES NEC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Peter John Kirkpatrick


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit aims to introduce students to some theories of genre and to some textual examples of specified genres. Genres studied will vary from year to year; possible examples include: the romance, soap opera, sci-fi, horror, the Bildungsroman, fantasy, Gothic fiction, reality TV, film noir, lyric poetry etc. Texts may be drawn from across different media (e.g. literature, film, music) and from both popular and "high" culture. Students may have the opportunity to produce work (e.g. creative writing) in relation to the conventions of the genre studied. Students should be aware that this unit involves the reading of a number of literary texts, possibly including pre-twentieth century works.

Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1007.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
M1008.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING
M11010.1MediaCONTINUING
M1651EDST.1Education StudiesCONTINUING
SM1003.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1004.1English, Text and WritingCONTINUING




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