Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 15 October 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Department of Film Studies, Dr. Lawrence Benaquist, campus phone 8-2765 lbenaqui@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Jiwon Ahn, campus phone 8-2771 jahn@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: IHFILM 270 Introduction to Film Analysis PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Proposing course for Humanities Perspectives Integrative Studies EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). IHFILM 270 Introduction to Film Analysis PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. This course is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to become critically aware and capable film viewers by introducing elements of film form, processes of textual analysis, a variety of cinematic techniques used in narrative and non-narrative cinema, and other models of critical analysis used in film criticism. Fall, Spring Perspectives Outcomes: Critically and creatively engage in the aesthetic and intellectual components of the fine and performing arts Articulate the ways that the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perception of the world Analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual contexts Identify the values and concerns expressed in creative works. Integrative Outcomes: Diversity: Apply diverse perspectives and experiences to develop disciplinary arguments. Skills Outcomes: Students will gain proficiency in 1. Critical Thinking  Asking sophisticated questions when engaging an idea, problem, task, or goal  Analyzing and interpreting arguments made by oneself and by others to formulate and defend a conjecture or thesis 2. Creative Thinking  Demonstrating open-mindedness and flexibility in thinking 3. Writing  Organizing, stating, and developing ideas clearly  Writing with a purpose LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm .  The ability to actively analyze films both aesthetically and critically.  The ability to identify and debate the ethical issues that emerge from and contribute to cinematic and extra-cinematic meaning (cultural, political, moral, and philosophical.)  The ability to recognize how fundamental individual differences (involving race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, culture, physical ability, and others) among filmmakers and film viewers impact the film experience.  The ability to do significant levels of research at a college library and put that research to use in the analysis of film and, by extension, an analysis of culture in general.  A familiarity with the terminology of film studies and an ability to put it to use as a student and filmgoer. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. As an introductory course for the study of cinema, an inherently multifaceted art form and communicative medium, we believe this course is a useful and necessary component to the Integrative Studies program. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. Faculty who will be teaching course include: tenure-track faculty members Larry Benaquist & Jiwon Ahn and adjunct faculty members David Gonthier, Daniel Humphrey, and Teresa Podlesney What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? We will work with the librarians to ensure appropriate curricular resources. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) None necessary. SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: Film___________________ Chair: _______________________ For 4___ Against 0___ Abstain 0___ Absent 0___ Date 10/15/07_____________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. None required. 3. School Curriculum Committee (or the ISPC ONLY for Course Proposals designated II): Comment: For 8___ Against 0___ Abstain 0___ Absent 0___ Chair: T.M. Antrim____Date 10/26/07________ 4. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _____________________________Date ________ 8. President: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________


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