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Unformatted text preview: yllabus Course Information Course title: Introduction to Cinema Course number: TH A 2304.002 Course discipline: Film and Television Studies Course description: A study of the cinematic art form. Applies toward Visual and Performing Arts core requirement. Course date: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 through Tuesday, May 6, 2008 Location: Biology LH 100 (Biology Lecture Hall) Meeting day(s): Wednesday Meeting time(s): 3:30 - 5:50 pm Prerequisite(s): Interest in film studies Working knowledge of WebCT-based online learning components Computer and Internet access Instructor Information Name: Kyle Conway Email: kyconway (WebCT) Office location: Office #121, University Theatre Annex Office hours: T-Th 1-2 p.m. / Wed 2-3 p.m. Phone: 742-4033 ext. 247 TA Information Name: Amy Kim Email: amkim (WebCT) Office location: Theatre Annex 106 Office hours: M & F 10 - 11 Phone: 742-4033 ext. 246 Textbooks Required reading: Looking at Movies , Richard Barsam, Norton , 2nd edition (2007), ISBN #13:978-0-393-92865-5 Required reading: Looking at Movies, E-Book 2ea. CDs , Richard Barsam, Norton , 2nd edition (2007), ISBN #13:978-0-393-92865-5 Required reading: Writing About Movies , Karen Gockik and Richard Barsam, Norton, 2nd Edition (2007), ISBN #13:978-0-393-92983-6 Course Purpose and Content Course Purpose and Content: This course is designed to introduce the student to the art of cinema in its many styles and genres. Through screenings and detailed discussions of major works in the history of cinema students will learn about the language of film and main developments in this art form from its emergence in the late 19th century to the most significant works of the 20th century and today. The course will provide students with a basic knowledge of cinematic terminology, and more specifically, terminology unique to film that can be applied in describing, analyzing, and forming critical judgments about films and filmmakers. Core Curriculum Objective Course goals: The objective of the visual and performing arts in a core curriculum is to expand students’ knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as the visual and performing arts, students will engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation for arts as fundamental to the health and survival of any society. Expected Learning Outcomes Course goals: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. recognize the basic elements of cinema, including terms, genres, and filmmakers; 2. identify and categorize the different styles of cinema; 3. discriminate visually the different styles of cinema; 4. identify and analyze different influences of cinema on cultures and societies 5. compare and contrast cinema with other visual and performance forms (theatre, music, art, dance); 6. articulate and defend a critically-based opinion of a film in terms of the art 6....
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