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HUMS 250 READING FILM

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    Jun 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Reading Film was a very personalized course. We didn't choose the films we watched in class, but we could write opinions in a discussion board forum. A final project was assigned with no limitations other than a page count. Topic and format were left to creativity, and the time allotment made us spend a lot of time with it. It was a great lecture class, something I don't say often.

    Course highlights:

    Dr. Mills encouraged incorporating personal memories of films into our writing. Reading film is all about how the viewer interprets the final piece that is a film. My favorite parts of the class were class discussions, both in person and online, and hearing about childhood films and tapping into memory, or the complete opposite way someone may have taken an area of a film from me.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in Reading Film, you need to do three things. Go to class, write when needed, and make it about the way you see things while also observing the way others do.

    • Spring 2016
    • ScottD.Mills
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Final Paper
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    Jan 12, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    As an avid film watcher and lover, this course was extremely interesting. We watch films and short films in class, and discuss how editing, lighting, color, and everything that makes up a film, ultimately affects the meaning, theme, and how we perceive it.

    Course highlights:

    Since I love movies, I really enjoyed learning more about the in depth process of making a film. Also, I learned a lot about how editing, lighting, and little details that might not seem important, can make or break a film, and how each detail is important in the overall production.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    It's a long class, and some of the homework is a little tedious. But overall, it's a good class and the professor is great.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ashworth
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Oct 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend taking a film as literature class because it is not only a great alternative to an English class, but it is genuinely a fun class to take. The course consists of watching critically acclaimed films and digging deep into the plot in order to convey how directors, cinematographers, and all background help, all contribute to showing the audience the main point of the film.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course were the great films that are watched in class, it taught me how to expand my horizons when choosing movies. The course also depicts just how much effort is made in order to make feature films and how an audience is manipulated into feeling the way a director and cinematographer wants them to feel.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the reading assignments, they may seem tedious but they are covered in the lecture the following week and will be needed for tests. The lecture is a three hour long class so it may be hard to pay attention for so long but try to be engaged. Since it is three hours long course, a student should always bring something to drink and a snack, especially if the course takes place in the evening.

    • Fall 2016
    • Ashworth
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts


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