POLI 3009 Looking at Global Politics Through Film
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101733
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Description Popular representations of world politics shape our collective understanding of political history and international relations. This unit examines the ways in which film can communicate political messages to its audience, as well as the far more difficult issue of the effects that those messages might have on viewers. Although the discipline of International Relations (IR) has overwhelmingly ignored popular culture, it is the argument of this unit that popular culture actually provides us with a wealth of significant representations of world politics.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Political Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- Analyse the approaches, methods and conceptual tools available for assessing the impact of popular culture on international politics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the intertextuality of film representations of world politics.
- Critique the main theories of global politics and evaluate the application of those theories to cinematic representations of world affairs.
- Apply theoretical and empirical material to articulate concise and persuasive arguments.
- Recognise the significance of film representations for the popular understanding of international affairs.
Popular culture and the representation of global politics
Popular culture and understanding IR theoretical claims about global politics
Framing the world - representing global politics on film
Representations of global politics through time and space
Reimagining the global political past through the lens of today
Contesting, challenging and convincing - advocating global political change through film
Rethinking theoretical claims about global politics through film
Reframing the policies and actions of various actors in global politics
Projecting the global political future
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Reflection Quiz||1 hour (20 multiple choice questions)||20||N||Individual|
|Discourse Analysis||1,500 words||35||N||Individual|
|Take home exam||1,500 words||45||N||Individual|