Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAPF231
Subject Name Contemporary Theatre and Text
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence PERF216
Assessment Exam 30% Project; Mock Grant Application 20% Essay; Proposal Essay 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hrs lecture & 1 hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Margaret Hamilton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject will introduce the concept of dramaturgy and examine the changing status of text through the study of contemporary adaptations of classical and/or modern plays and in doing so familiarise the student with key practitioners and theorists in an international context.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Undertake dramaturgical analysis by applying key theoretical concepts in the study of text and performance
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theatre and its historical context
3. Develop and apply research and analytical skills in the context of a group project that simulates a professional activity and in doing so, demonstrate a capacity to collaborate in a small team
4. Demonstrate critical reading skills by formulating an argument that is substantiated by evidence from primary texts and an appropriate range of scholarships
5. Effectively communicate ideas in a written form


Textbook Information
Required reading will be available on e-learning site
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:



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