Title

FILM 271

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

1 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: Course Addition CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: IHFILM 271 Introduction to Film History This course examines the history of narrative film’s technical, aesthetic, industrial, and social development within an international context, particularly in relation to wider cultural and political movements. Film screenings and frequent writing assignments are employed to encourage critical skills in terms of cinema aesthetics and cultural criticism. Fall, Spring. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: FILM 271 Introduction to Film History PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the history of narrative film’s technical, aesthetic, industrial, and social development within an international context, particularly in relation to wider cultural and political movements. Film screenings and frequent writing assignments are employed to encourage critical skills in terms of cinema aesthetics and cultural criticism. For Film majors only. Not open to students who have completed IH FILM 261. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this course, 1) Students will have learned and be able to use a specialized vocabulary necessary for the survey of film history. 2) Students will understand individual films in relation to contextual developments of film genre, national cinema and other cultural influences. 3) Students will be able to articulate their own analytical thoughts of films competently through both critical writing and dialogues. 2 RATIONALE: In the current semester, there are five sections of “Introduction to Film History,” all offered as IS Perspective course (IHFILM 271). The Film faculty recognizes a strong need to offer at least two sections of this course per semester for majors only since majors and non-majors take this course for different reasons with different levels of knowledge, interests and investment. RESOURCES: None needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS: N/A

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

FILM 271

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