FLM280 - World Cinema

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Subject Title
World Cinema

Subject Description
Since the early 1920's, most North Americans have assumed that movie making was created and remains centred in Hollywood, California, USA! In fact, Hollywood is not the home of the world's only major film industry, and its production of larger-than-life escapist fantasies represents only one approach to filmmaking. Throughout the course, students will examine the many ways in which a country's political, economic, and cultural past and present, influences the manner in which filmmakers tell their stories narratively and stylistically. Among the countries and cultures explored in "World Cinema" are the United States, Germany, France, Italy, India and Asia.

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:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the history and narrative and stylistic structure of classical  Hollywood cinema and its impact on film throughout the world.
  • Understand the political, economic and cultural influence on film from a variety of different countries, including France, Italy, Germany, India and Asia.
  • Be able to discuss, in detail, the narrative and stylistic differences of films and filmmakers throughout the world.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of Classical Hollywood Cinema, French New Wave Cinema, German Expressionism, Italian Neorealism, as well as the cinematic movements in India and Asia.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.