SRJC Course Outlines

10/3/2022 12:57:22 AMMEDIA 17 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  MEDIA 17Title:  WORLD CINEMA  
Full Title:  Contemporary World Cinema
Last Reviewed:11/22/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled04 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:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A survey of contemporary world cinema as art, business, technology, and cultural artifact. Students will utilize various critical methodologies for analyzing and interpreting the work of notable film artists, current international film movements and genres, and transnational and globalized media developments.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A survey of contemporary world cinema as art, business, technology, and cultural artifact. Students will utilize various critical methodologies for analyzing and interpreting the work of notable film artists, current international film movements and genres, and transnational and globalized media developments.
(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 2022
Inactive: 
 Area:E
H
Humanities
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 2022
 C2Humanities  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 2022
 3BHumanities  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2021Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Appraise significant international films, filmmakers, genres, and national cinemas from an aesthetic, technical, economic, historical, and cultural point-of-view.
2. Examine cinema as a representation of national and cultural identity through philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural signifiers in the work.
3. Analyze global representations of class, race and ethnicity, and gender and sexuality utilizing various critical methodologies.
4. Evaluate the impact of global movements, national histories, social and cultural trends, and new technologies.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of historic narrative, aesthetic, and business trends in the global film landscape.
2. Appraise international films and filmmakers utilizing film theory and proper film vocabulary.
3. Examine the politics of representation utilizing various critical methodologies.
4. Differentiate among global film movements, national cinema traditions and genres, and transnational influences.

Topics and Scope
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I. Examining World Cinema
    A. Polycentric Approach
    B. Polymorphic Approach
    C. Polyvalent Approach
II. Global Trends and Production Centers
    A. Hollywood
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identity and cultural traditions
    B. Europe
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identities and cultural traditions
              a. United Kingdom
              b. France
              c. Germany
              d. Italy
              e. Scandinavia
              f. Russia
              g. Eastern Europe
              h. Other
    C. India
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identity and cultural traditions - Bollywood
    D. Asia
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identities and cultural traditions
              a. China
              b. Hong Kong
              c. Japan
              d. South Korea
    E. Africa
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identities and cultural traditions - Nigerian cinema/Nollywood
    F. Middle East
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identities and cultural traditions - Iran
    G. Latin America
         1. Major films and filmmakers
         2. Production methods
         3. Financing models and distribution trends
         4. National identities and cultural traditions
    H. Transnational Formations and Diasporas
         1. Diasporic and post-colonial cinema
         2. Models of co-production and financing
III. Film Language and Criticism
    A. Introduction to Film Studies and Language
         1. Themes and motifs
         2. Story and Structure
         3. Form and Style
         4. Point-of-View
    B. Methods of Criticism
         1.   Humanist
         2.   Auteurist
         3.   Historical
         4.   Rhetorical
         5.   Marxist
         6.   Cultural
         7.   Structural
         8.   Sociological
         9.   Feminist
         10. Queer Theory
         11. Post-modernism
         12. Reception Analysis

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments (40-60 pages)
2. Two to four critical essays, totaling 1250-2500 words, that integrate research
3. Two to three exams
4. Optional student presentation and/or final film project
5. Other writing assignments may include journals, film reviews, online discussion forums, 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
35 - 65%
Critical essays, written homework such as film journals and reviews, online discussion forums, other writing assignments
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
35 - 65%
Two to three exams
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 and Materials:
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World Cinema: A Critical Introduction. Deshpande, Shekhar and Mazaj, Meta. Routledge. 2018
An Introduction to World Cinema. 2nd ed. Gazetas, Aristides. McFarland & Company. 2008 (classic)
Transnational Cinema: An Introduction. Rawle, Steven. Red Globe Press. 2018
World Cinema Through Global Genres. Costanzo, William. Wiley-Blackwell. 2014 (classic)

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