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UNE unit code: COMM389

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Unit information

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There is a new, exciting field of industry practice that uses screen media for human rights awareness and advocacy. Using an interdisciplinary approach that blends screen and media studies with history, philosophy and international law, this unit examines the portrayal of human rights issues in cinema, television and online platforms from Australia and other countries. By exploring new developments in screen studies research and production with links to film festivals, activism and social change, this unit offers a dynamic learning experience that is engaged with the wider world.
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COMM589

Notes

offered in even-numbered years only

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Fincina HopgoodLecturer in Screen Studies - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of a range of human rights issues;
  2. demonstrate understanding of a range of screen media forms, genres and techniques;
  3. critically analyse how various forms of screen media are used to represent human rights issues;
  4. gather and evaluate research materials to inform independent analysis of a case study; and
  5. communicate ideas and arguments coherently, using appropriate disciplinary forms and conventions of academic writing.

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