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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Film Theory and Criticism (LLLG07059)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLifelong Learning (LLC) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionWould you like to know more about semiotics, structuralism, gender in film? This course explores key concepts in film theory and criticism, and applies them to relevant film excerpts of some of the greatest films in cinema history. Join us and find out how some theoretical approaches can reveal essential forms and functions of cinema.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements none
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have gained:
An understanding of how cinema works and how films can be "read"
Familiarity with various analytical tools and methodologies which will be used with reference to film clips
A critical appreciation of film, including (for credit students) the ability to express this in written form
Assessment Information
The assessment is a 2000 word essay, worth 100% of the total mark.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Martine Pierquin
Tel: (0131 6)51 1182
Email: m.pierquin@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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