The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)

Level/category

Extension studies

Teaching language

Swedish

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that students will practice their ability to express themselves in writing analytical and reflective about the film and message of the film.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is expected to have developed deeper ability to conduct analytical and reflective discussion on film and its message.

Course contents

To benefit from this course you should select three of the themes which are listed below. You should see three films on the themes chosen and write an essay in each theme. Each essay should be around 3000 words. The essay should address: - Facts about the works under consideration. This means information on production, production year, screenwriter, director, producer and another that can be interesting about the output appearance. - Personal opinions, reflections and analysis that addresses differences and similarities between the films around the concept that humanity, of knowledge, worldview, ethics and morality,jenusperspektiv, psychology, drama, action, characters, dialogue, rhetoric, aesthetics, scenery, art storytelling, sound work, etc. Please include literature to support your discussion. Applicable material could be interviews with filmmakers, film critics, literature in film studies and literature that discusses contemporaneous history or phenomenon. Film City: 3 movies set in a city Countryside: Three films that take place in the country History: 3 movies set in another century. The future: Three films set in the future American Cinema: 3 films that are produced and set in the U.S. European film: 3 films that are produced and set in Europe Movie country: 3 films that are produced and set in a country outside the United States and Europe Filmmaker: 3 documentary films of the same documentary filmmaker Documentaries: Three different documentaries Writer: Three films written by a scriptwriter Director: Three films directed by a director The documentary: 3 films of a documentary filmmaker Producer: 3 movies of a producer

Prerequisites and co-requisites

BA-level English course

Additional information

The examinor must be informed of the theme for the essays, the films and litterature used before starting the writing process.

Recommended or required reading

Please contact examiner for obligatory introduction to text analysis. To support dokumentary film theory: Nichols, Bill. 2001, Introduction to Documentary, Bloomington IN:Indiana University Press

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

To pass the performance, the student must pass the following examinations: Choose three of the course's themes. See three films within each theme. Write three essays. One in each theme. The essays are 3,000 words each. For more detailed description contact examinor.

Teacher

Nordström Fred

Examiner

Nordström Fred

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (14 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Observera att kursen inte har en öppen anmälningsperiod. Intresse att delta i kursen anmäls per epost till kursens examinator. Examinator anmäler deltagaren efter godkännande av teman samt filmerna som presenteras som del av varje tema.

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

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