The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)
  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


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 in relation to a context.

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

Three films that take place in the country

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
and Europe

3 documentary films of the same documentary

Three different documentaries

Three films written by a scriptwriter

Three films directed by a director

The documentary:
3 films of a documentary filmmaker

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.


Nordström Fred


Nordström Fred

Group size

No limit (1 student 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

2021-08-15 to 2021-08-30

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