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THTR13125 - Theatre Studies 4: From Page to Stage

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will learn how to analyse various theatrical texts from a variety of dramatic genres. You will analyse important primary source material for meaning and functionality, exploring the concept that plays are designed to be performed and are therefore constructed in specific ways to maximise their effect onstage.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Assignment 50%
2. Research Assignment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Unit evaluations.
Feedback
No feedback.
Recommendation
Overall improvement in unit satisfaction. Maintain teaching methodologies, resources, assessment tasks and criteria.
Action Taken
The unit was slightly revised for 2019. In response to students' results, student and lecturer feedback in 2019 these components will be revised for 2020: teaching methodologies, resources and assessment tasks and criteria.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Distance students found the pre-recorded tutorials guides useful.
Recommendation
A tutorial guide will be pre-recorded for each week's topic.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Student preferred assessment tasks rather than an exam for this unit.
Recommendation
The assessment only structure will be maintained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students liked information in class needs to directly correspond with the assignment work.
Recommendation
Face to face tutorials connect script analysis with the work of an actor. Assessment tasks and weekly topics will be revised to make this connection clear for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse selected play scripts to identify important elements relating to character, action, dialogue and language within the context of the whole work
  2. Identify and discuss specific examples from primary sources that influence the practical staging choices for each play
  3. Relate the selected scripts to the broader, social and cultural contexts of their respective historical periods.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Research Assignment
2 - Research Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Research Assignment
2 - Research Assignment