FILM 1005 - Introduction to Film Studies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code FILM 1005 Course Introduction to Film Studies Coordinating Unit School of Humanities Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 5 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ENGL 1105 Course Description Film is one of the most important, pervasive and influential cultural forms of our time. You probably already know a lot about movies from watching them for entertainment, but what if you could enrich your experience? You will learn to analyse, research and discuss feature films from a range of periods, including both historically important and recent films so you will learn about the development of film over time. You will also study films from a range of countries and cultures, which will encourage you to develop cross-cultural awareness. The course is in three modules. In the first, you will learn about film techniques, including visual, sound, and editing techniques. In the second, you will study four films from a key director in depth, and in the third, you will explore a key genre. This course is transformative: it has the capacity to permanently enhance your understanding of film and the media you encounter every day.
Course Coordinator: Dr Joy McEntee
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Course Learning Outcomes1. demonstrate an understanding of key terms in film studies and apply key concepts
2. analyse a range of films
3. read and interpret film criticism and apply it to academic argument and discussion
4. write logical and coherent analytic arguments based on film analysis and appropriate research
5. use relevant technologies to complete assessments (e.g. for research)
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Films will be screened and DVD copies are available in Barr Smith High Use, but it is strongly recommended that students buy films on which they plan to write for assessment so they can watch and rewatch.
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins 2016)
The Third Man (Carol Reed 1949)
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein 1925)
Breathless (Jean Luc Godard 1960)
Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock 1943)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock 1954)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock 1960)
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii 1995)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer 2013)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron 2006)
Readings will be supplied through Barr Smith Library and MyUni.
Online LearningThis course will make active use of MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesScreenings, lectures, seminars, assessments.
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Learning Activities Summary
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Task Type Weighting Course Learning Outcomes Quiz Summative and formative 10% 1,2,3,4,5 Essay: auteur Summative and formative 45% 1,2,3,4,5 Essay: genre Summative 45% 1,2,3,4,5
Assessment DetailQuiz: students will complete a quiz covering concepts and films from the early part of the course. This will provide formative and summative feedback by HECS census date and by the mid-point of the course.
Essay: auteur: students will complete an analytic, argumentative, reserach essay on films and concepts from the middle (auteur/director) module. Feedback will be formative and summative.
Essay: genre: students will complete an analytic, argumentative essay under take-home exam conditions on films and ocnepts from the last course module (genre). Feedback will be summative.
SubmissionSubmission will be via MyUni.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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