SRJC Course Outlines

6/19/2018 4:45:50 PMMEDIA 10 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 10Title:  FILM APPRECIATION  
Full Title:  Film Appreciation
Last Reviewed:5/9/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the language and technology of filmmaking through the examination of great films and filmmakers.  The course features a broad range of domestic and international cinema and investigates the culture, politics, and social histories of the periods in which the films were produced.  The students become more aware of the complexity of film art, more sensitive to its nuances, textures, and rhythms, and more perceptive in reading its multilayered blend of image, sound, and motion.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to the language and technology of filmmaking through the examination of great films and filmmakers.  The course features a broad range of domestic and international cinema and investigates the culture, politics, and social histories of the periods in which the films were produced.  The students become more aware of the complexity of film art, more sensitive to its nuances, textures, and rhythms, and more perceptive in reading its multilayered blend of image, sound, and motion.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2011
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 2011
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 2011
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
 
1.  Appraise films and filmmakers from a technical, aesthetic, historical, and cultural point-of-view.
2.  Demonstrate proficiency in recognizing and describing film techniques with proper film vocabulary.
3.  Differentiate among the various phases of motion picture production.

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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1. Analyze motion pictures utilizing precise film vocabulary.
2. Distinguish among the various phases of motion picture production.
3. Differentiate among multiple film forms, narratives, and genres.
4. Appraise films and filmmakers in terms of style and mise-en-scene.
5. Evaluate a diverse range of international cinema in both a historical and cultural context.
6. Examine motion pictures as a technology, business, cultural product, entertainment medium, and industrial art form.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Basic Principles of Film Analysis
     A.   Themes and Motifs
     B.   Story and Structure
           1.  Genre characteristics
           2.  Narrative structures
     C.   Symbolism and Subtext
     D.   Form and Style
           1.  Film grammar
           2. Syntax
     E.   Point-of-View
     F.   Historical Context
II.   Film Criticism
     A.  The Humanist Approach
     B.  The Auteurist Approach
     C.  The Genre Approach
     D.  The Historical Approach
III.  Phases of Film Production
     A.  Pre-production
     B.  Production
     C.  Post-production
     D.  Distribution
     E.  Post Distribution
IV.  Film Aesthetics
     A.  Production Design and Mise-en-scene
     B.  Cinematography
     C.  Color and Lighting Design
     D.  Editing
     E.  Sound and Score
     F.  Acting
V.   Film Technology
VI.  Film Business and Economics
VII. Film Research Methods
     A.   Primary vs. Secondary Sources
     B.   Citation Style

Assignments:
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1.  40-60 pages of weekly reading assignments
2.  3000 words of critical writing that integrates research (term paper or equivalent in multiple writing prompts)
3.  1-3 quizzes or exams including final exam
4.  Student presentation or final film project
5.  Other assignments may include journals, film reviews, blogs, etc.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 75%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Quizzes, Exams, Final Exam: Multiple choice, Short answer, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 25%
Class participation, Student presentations, and/or film project


Representative Textbooks:
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The Art of Watching Films, 8th edition.  Boggs, Joseph and Petrie, Dennis.  McGraw-Hill:  2011. (Classic)
 
Film Art:  An Introduction, 11th edition.   Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristin.  McGraw-Hill:  2016.
 
Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film, 5th edition.  Barsam, Richard and Monahan, Dave.  W. W. Norton and Company: 2015.
 
Making Movies.  Lumet, Sidney.  Vintage: 1996. (Classic)
 
A Short Guide to Writing About Film, 9th edition.  Corrigan, Timothy.  Longman:  2014.
 
Understanding Movies, 13th edition.   Giannetti, Louis.  Allyn and Bacon:  2013.

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