SML1021 : Introduction to International Film
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Dunja Fehimovic
- Lecturer: Dr Sarah Leahy, Dr Daniel Mourenza Urbina, Dr Shiro Yoshioka
- Other Staff: Dr Gary Jenkins, Dr Anne Carruthers
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
Semester 2 Credit Value:
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the School of Modern Languages, this module aims to introduce students to the systematic study of cinema as art form, signifying system and cultural expression of the society within which it is produced.
In addition, this module aims to make aspects of the above available to students from outside the degree.
Outline Of Syllabus
Lectures and seminars will introduce students to the knowledge and skills required for analysis and study of films as texts in their contexts.
Films will be drawn from a wide range of countries (e.g. from East Asia, Europe, Latin America) and will be studied in relation to a variety of stylistic features and/or theoretical approaches (e.g. ideology, aesthetics, genre, stars, gender and sexuality).
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Assumes five seminar groups.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SML1121||Introduction to International Film - Part 1|
|SML1221||Introduction to International Film - Part 2|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will outline general principles and set general national context for films concerned (to be supplemented by structured independent reading). Small group teaching will allow students examine film clips, allowing for detailed discussion and analysis as well as revisiting and reinforcing knowledge from the lectures. It will also include advice on how to prepare for assessment. Surgery hours allow students to consult the module leader with any particular difficulties in understanding concepts, tasks, etc. Independent learning includes preparation for small group work, further reading and assessment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||50||Unseen exam.|
|Essay||1||A||50||2000-word film analysis. Candidates will be asked to compare and contrast 2 films with particular reference to film form *cont below|
|Essay||1||M||Practice essay of 1,000 words. Set in November.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The semester 1 assessment allows students to demonstrate their awareness of the specificity of the film medium and the styles and techniques used therein. The semester 2 assessment allows them to demonstrate an awareness of the wider film context as well as demonstrate further their awareness of film style and technique.
* as well as narrative and context.