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Course Description

'Film Appreciation for Modern Audiences' is intended as a journey through the world of film. It is a sampling of the thought and accumulated critical opinion that forms the basis of the modern stature of 100 years of film-making--as art or culturally important dramatic work.

If you love film, then this course will help you learn more about film analysis, film reviews and discussions, period genres and movements in film style, and more. It will provide you an informed opinion that will hopefully make your enjoyment of the film medium deeper.

This course may be useful for professionals who need to be informed and conversant about the film-industry; for the layman who wants to know as much as he/she can about the world of film for personal enjoyment; or for the student, hoping to become familiar with the 'lay-of-the-land' for film-criticism.

Lessons include discussions on the following:

  • How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care
  • Early film-history
  • The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch
  • A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements
  • A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films
  • A review of 'films to watch', taken in 20-year periods starting in 1900, and moving through 2007, featuring all the classics from each era
  • General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit
  • Film composers to know
  • Film directors to know
  • How to get your twenty-dollar's worth at the movie-theater
  • New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies
  • And much more

 


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: The Value of Film Viewing

    This lesson asks the question "Why do we enjoy watching movies?"
  • Lesson 2: Early Film History

    This lesson describes the evolution of filmmaking, the inventors, and early actors.
  • Lesson 3: The Filmmaking Process

    This lesson describes the different phases of the filmmaking process.
  • Lesson 4: 100 Years of Film Styles and Movements

    This lesson describes how technology, culture, and current events affect movie making.
  • Lesson 5: Film Psychology

    This lesson describes how writers and directors can get reactions from movie goers.
  • Lesson 6: Films To Watch----1900--1960

    This lesson explores the popular, classic, and well made pictures of this era.
  • Lesson 7: Films To Watch 1960---2007

    With new technology, popular movies are changing. Here are some of the most watched.
  • Lesson 8: General Ideas on Art Theory as a Consumer Habit

    This lesson focuses on questions of art theory. What makes movies "art" or "classic?" What makes a picture "good" or "bad?"
  • Lesson 9: Film Composers to Know

    This lesson lists many of the most popular movie composers and some of their greatest hits.
  • Lesson 10: Film Directors to Know

    This lesson lists influential film directors of the past and the present.
  • Lesson 11: How to Get Your Money's Worth at the Movies

    This lesson examines how box office receipts are influenced by the reviews and by consumer likes and dislikes.
  • Lesson 12: New Ways to Enjoy Film, Technology, and the Future

    This lesson examines some of the new technology available for watching movies.
  • Lesson 13: Personal Enrichment as a Film Audience Consumer

    This lesson provides insight into "reality" vs "big screen."
Course Title: Film Appreciation 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Number: 7550484
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://filmappreciation.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $35.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $60.00
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CEU Value: 1.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the value of film viewing.
  • Summarize early film history.
  • Summarize the filmmaking process.
  • Define 100 years of film styles and movements.
  • Define film psychology.
  • Describe general ideas on art theory as a consumer habit.
  • Describe new ways to enjoy film, technology, and the future, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ReviewExam16
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ReviewExam17
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ReviewExam17
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ReviewExam17
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ReviewExam15
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ReviewExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ReviewExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ReviewExam15
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ReviewExam16
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ReviewExam15
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ReviewExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12 ReviewExam10
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 13 ReviewExam10
Total Points:503

Student Testimonials

  • "I appreciate the availability and the comments made on my work." -- Carlos G.
  • "I liked the summaries of the different film, directors,and composers. Some of the aesthetic principles were interesting also." -- Linda B.

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