Thinking about Film
University of Roehampton
Area of Study
Film Studies, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewAssessment: group presentation [30%], essay (2,000 words) [70%] [all elements of assessment must be attempted; an overall pass is sufficient, provided that any failed components achieve marks within the condonable fail range (30 ? 39%), and that not more than one element of assessment is failed]
This module introduces students to a selection of pioneering thinkers whose writings and ideas have influenced the development of film studies. Designed as an accessible introduction to pre-1945 critical and theoretical writing on film and the cinema it examines the work of a range of writers in a social, cultural and historical context. The module is also designed to acquaint students with a number of different methodological approaches to the study of film and to promote an awareness of methodological self-reflexivity. In addition to its core academic activities the module will actively promote essay writing and group presentational skills.
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