Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 18, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: FILM STUDIES; L. BENAQUIST PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Jiwon Ahn (jahn@keene.edu) PROPOSED ACTION: Number Change CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: IHFILM 270 Introduction to Film Analysis PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: IHFILM 260 Intro to Film Analysis PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. Not open to students who have completed FILM 270. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Perspectives Outcomes Students will be able to: Analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual contexts. Identify the values and concerns expressed in creative world. Skills Outcomes Students will gain proficiency in: Writing - Students will be able to write with purpose. - Students will be able to organize, state and develop ideas clearly. Critical Thinking: - Students will be able to synthesize information, arguments, and perspectives in order to create new meaning, insight, and understanding. - Students will be able to develop analytical arguments. Creative Thinking - Students will be able to demonstrate open-mindedness and flexibility in thinking. Integrative Outcomes Diversity - Students will be able to recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. Global Issues Students will be able to demonstrate a commitment to analyzing and/or solving global issues RATIONALE: Current course number (IHFILM 270) overlaps with the course number for Film major (FILM 270). RESOURCES: None needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS: N/A


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