Screening Disability FTV4107
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
The course enables students to re-view their developing understanding of film and television through the lens of disability. Students will encounter a series of key issues and debates within critical disability studies and explore how these debates have been or might be applied to a range of screen texts and contexts. The course is structured around a series of key words which ask students to consider the relationship between disability and screen cultures in relation to questions of representation, politics, social justice, audiences, exhibition, policy and production.
1 x 1hr Lecture
1 x 2 hr screening
1 x 2 hr seminar over 10 weeks as scheduled on mycampus.
Requirements of Entry
Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Film and Television Studies, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation
Group Project Presentation (10 minutes) - 30%
Essay (3000 words) - 70%
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
This course aims to:
■ Enable students to review their developing understanding of film and television through the lens of disability.
■ Introduce students to key issues and debates within critical disability studies and explore how these debates have been or might be applied to a range of screen texts and contexts
■ Enable students to explore the relationship between disability and screen cultures in relation to questions of representation, politics, social justice, audiences, exhibition, policy and production
■ Give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and experience through work-based skills development
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Comprehend key concepts within critical disability studies and apply these concepts to a range of film and television texts and contexts
■ Describe and analyse the intersections between disability and a range of approaches to screen cultures
■ Identify and assess practice and policy related to questions of disability access and inclusion
■ Work collaboratively to evaluate screen representations of disability and design a public-facing event
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.