Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

'Film Appreciation 101' 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 2019, 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

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1 Review 16 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Review 17 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Review 17 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4 Review 17 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5 Review 15 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6 Review 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7 Review 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8 Review 15 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9 Review 16 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10 Review 15 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11 Review 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12 Review 10 points
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