FILM 2003 - Europe on Screen: Nation, History and Ideology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code FILM 2003 Course Europe on Screen: Nation, History and Ideology Coordinating Unit School of Humanities Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites 6 units from any first-year courses Assumed Knowledge FILM 1005 and/ or FILM 1001 Course Description This course will introduce you to a range of films produced in Europe over the course of the twentieth century and to the approaches we can use to analyse them. You will explore the major film movements that developed during this period, including from Soviet Montage to German Expressionism, and from Italian Neo-Realism to the British New Wave. All films shall be studied through the prism of National Cinema. You will explore how language, geographical barriers and historical/political contexts influence national film production in Europe and discover the ongoing vitality of 'popular' European cinema. In all cases, you will look closely at some of the genres and stars that have emerged in specific national contexts and examine the formal characteristics of a range of films from across the continent.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ben McCann
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse a range of European films and communicate ideas about them with accuracy and sophistication
2. Demonstrate an knowledge of key concepts, theories and critical approaches to the study of European film
3. Utilise a broadly interdisciplinary approach to demonstate an understanding of European film and its role in society
4. Read and interpret film criticism and apply it within an academic argument
5. Use contemporary technologies relevant to the completion of assessment tasks
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.
1, 2, 3, 4
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.
1, 2, 3, 4
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 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
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.
1, 2, 3, 4
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.
1, 2, 3
Required ResourcesYou will watch 12 films over the course of the semester: FILM TO BE STUDIED WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2022.
Films can be acessed via Kanopy, Stan, iTunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube or other streaming services.
Some films will be screened in class at strategic points in the semester and periodically 'paused' to assist discussion and feedback.
There is no textbook required for this course: all required and optional course readings will be made available through Canvas before the start of the course.
Online LearningThis course will use MyUni, Echo360 and other resources to be announced.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTeaching will be blended - on-campus, face-to-face, and online.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Workload - structured learning Total hours 12 x 2 hour screenings 24 12 x 2 hour seminars 24 TOTAL 48 Workload - self-directed learning Total hours 5 hours reading per week 60 2 hours lecture preparation per week 24 2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 TOTAL 108 GRAND TOTAL 156
Learning Activities SummaryClasses will comprise a mixture of screenings, mini-lectures, small group activities and writing workshops. For the detailed work schedule, see the Course Booklet (available on MyUni to enrolled students).
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are expected to read the texts set for the given weeks in advance and prepare their answers to any set questions, as required.
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Assessment task Task type Weighting Course Learning Outcomes Online quizzes Summative and formative 20% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Essay Summativeand formative 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Take home exam Summative 50% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Description Weighting Online
Students complete 4 quizzes on learning of key terms and concepts over the course of the semester. Quizzes 1 and 2 will take place before the census date in order for students to get targeted feedback and appropriate guidance. 20% Essay Students will choose from a range of questions and will complete an analytic, argumentative essay in relation to material taught in from Weeks 1-8 of the course. 30% Take
Students will complete a take home exam (an analytic, argumentative essay) on the Weeks 9-12 of the course. This will be released at the start of Week 12 and is due before the end of Swot Week (a two week window in which students can work). 50%
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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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