FILM 2003 - Europe on Screen: Nation, History and Ideology

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ben McCann

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    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.

    3, 4

    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.

    4, 5

    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.

    5

    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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    You 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 Learning
    This course will use MyUni, Echo360 and other resources to be announced.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Teaching will be blended - on-campus, face-to-face, and online.
    Workload

    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 Summary
    Classes 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 Requirements
    Students are expected to read the texts set for the given weeks in advance and prepare their answers to any set questions, as required.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    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 Detail
    Assessment Description Weighting
    Online
    quizzes (4)
    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
    home exam
    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%
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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