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270_Syllabus_Summer2011-1 - Film Appreciation (COMM/THEA...

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Film Appreciation (COMM/THEA 270A) Syllabus SUMMER, 2011 Professor Stephen M. Pullen Office Phone: 757-683-5236 E-mail: spullen@odu.edu Office Hours: By appointment Office Location: University Theatre, Room 1007 Class Location: University Theatre 1002 Class Times: M/W 6:00pm to 9:30pm Required Text: The Art of Watching Films Seventh Edition By Joseph M. Boggs and Dennis W. Petrie
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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMM/THEA 270A - Film Appreciation, Prof. Stephen Pullen Page 2 of 6 COURSE DESCRIPTION This course serves to introduce students to the art of watching films and to acquaint them with the visual language of film and film's relevance in social, political, economic as well as artistic contexts. We will also discuss the methods and mechanics of filmmaking, how films are evaluated, and the influence they have on society and culture. Catalog Description: COMM/THEA 270A. Film Appreciation. Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 2 hours; 3 credits. This class will focus on both contextual and close text analysis of masterworks as they have influenced film art and industry. Students in this course are expected to develop basic research, communication, viewing and critical thinking skills as they apply their knowledge to the analysis of the film experience. REQUIREMENTS 1. CLASS ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION Class attendance and participation are mandatory. Please make sure that you keep up on all reading assignments and come to class prepared to discuss that day’s topics. Please keep me informed of any emergencies or unusual situations. 2. THREE QUIZZES, ONE FINAL EXAM Quizzes and Exams will be administered on Blackboard. These quizzes and exams will be given covering class material, class discussions, corresponding screenings and required readings. Quizzes and exams consist of multiple choice, multiple answer, fill-in-the-blank,
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