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Screening the Past: History on Film and Television

Undergraduate | MAQ-MHIX3030 | 2024

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14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Screening the Past: History on Film and Television

About this subject

  • Note: Students may only enrol in this subject if they have completed either 130 cp at 1000 level or above OR 20 cp in HIST or MHIS or MHIX subjects at 2000 level or above. See Entry requirements for details.

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

    1. Locate historical films and television programs within the context of their production.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of the ways that films and television programs produce interpretations of the past.
    3. Conceptualise and create an original research project by presenting a coherent historical argument that is situated in the relevant historiography.
    4. Successfully undertake independent primary and secondary historical research.
    5. Develop and apply a critical vocabulary for the analysis of film and televisual materials as primary sources.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


NCCW (pre-2020 units) MHIS101, MHIS303
NCCW (2020 and onwards) MHIS3030 Screening the Past: History on Film and Television
Pre-requisite: 130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in HIST or MHIS or MHIX units at 2000 level)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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