Course Syllabus: Film Appreciation


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Course Description


'
Film Appreciation 101'
is intended as a journey through the world of film.  Youll be introduced to the accumulated critical opinions reviewing 100 years of film-making.
 
If you love film, why not gain an informed opinion that will hopefully make your enjoyment of the film medium deeper.  Here you can learn more about the passages of film-analysis, discussion of film, the period genres, movements in film-style and so much more. 

 

This course is 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 can about the world of film for his personal enjoyment; or for the student, hoping to become familiar with the 'lay-of-the-land' for film-criticism.

 

Lessons include discussions on:
 

v  How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care about movies.

v  Early film-history

v  The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch.

v  A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements.

v  A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films.

v  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.

v  General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit.

v  Film composers to know.

v  Film directors to know.

v  How to get your twenty-dollar's worth at the movie-theater.

v  New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies.

v  And much more

 

Course Requirements

No previous experience is required. This course will require at least a High School reading and writing ability.

Course Goals

You will learn:

v  How you can get real enjoyment from the films you watch, and why you should care

v  Early film-history

v  The process of film-making and how it relates to understanding the films you watch

v  A look at 100 years of film-styles, genres and movements

v  A discussion of film-psychology, and some fascinating aspects of the perception of films

v  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

v  General ideas about film and art-theory as a consumer habit

v  Film composers to know

v  Film directors to know

v  How to get your twenty-dollar’s worth at the movie-theater

v  New ways to enjoy film and new audience technologies

v  And much more

Course Materials

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written assignment and review quiz that will highlight aspects of each lesson for you to note. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Course Topics

Ø  Lesson 1: The Value of Film Viewing

Ø  Lesson 2: Early Film History

Ø  Lesson 3: The Filmmaking Process

Ø  Lesson 4: 100 Years of Film Styles and Movements

Ø  Lesson 5: Film Psychology

Ø  Lesson 6: Films To Watch----1900--1960

Ø  Lesson 7: Films To Watch 1960---2007

Ø  Lesson 8: General Ideas on Art Theory as a Consumer Habit

Ø  Lesson 9: Film Composers to Know

Ø  Lesson 10: Film Directors to Know

Ø  Lesson 11: How to Get Your Money's Worth at the Movies

Ø  Lesson 12: New Ways to Enjoy Film, Technology, and the Future

Ø  Lesson 13: Personal Enrichment as a Film Audience Consumer

 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the value of film viewing.
  • Know early film history.
  • Know 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.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 Review16
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2 Review17
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Review17
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Review17
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5 Review15
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Review10
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 Review10
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Review15
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9 Review16
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Review15
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11 Review10
Lesson 12 Assignment25
Lesson 12 Review10
Total Points:468
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