FLM278 - Introduction to Film Studies

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Subject Title
Introduction to Film Studies

Subject Description
Film Studies is designed to provide such students with a fundamental knowledge of film theory and cinematic elements to facilitate the critical analysis of film. Students will be taught how to derive meaning from film through the careful analysis and evaluation of cinematic components, devices, and methods. Students will learn to analyze films through lectures, readings and writing assignments, and by viewing and discussing a variety of films.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. categorize film according to the filmmaker's focus (primary objective)
2. recognize and analyze the techniques (literary and cinematic) of film making
3. understand the focus and methods of filmmakers
4. recognize the function and purpose of a specific cinematic element
5. explore a cinematic element in an analytical way
6. understand the inter-relatedness of cinematic elements
7. add new cinematic terms to their vocabulary
8. derive meanings from specific films that reflect the careful analysis and evaluation of various elements and perspectives inherent in each film

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