Undergraduate Course: Introduction to European Cinema (ELCC08003)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will give students a historical and theoretical introduction to the study of film and cinema. It will present the development of film in Europe from its beginnings to the present, together with an introduction to the spectrum of critical reaction and aesthetic evaluation that has accompanied the medium throughout its existence.
Introduction to European Cinema will cover a broad sweep of European film history with a consideration of cinema in a number of countries. We look at a wide and changing range of films but often cover films from Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Britain, Scandinavia, the USSR and other (former) Soviet Bloc countries and place these within the context of broader historical and aesthetic developments in Europe. The course covers silent cinema, various new waves of the 1960s and the changes and challenges of contemporary European film. The course also provides an introduction to the study and criticism of film more generally.
Please note that this course now runs in Semester 2 only.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Other Study Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework and exam. A 2300 word essay contributing 50%; A degree exam in May/June contributing 50%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of European films and locate these within their socio-historical and cultural contexts.
- Understand and employ, where applicable, various approaches within Film Studies.
- Display some understanding of theory from Film Studies and/or other fields relevant to the film/s in question and employ secondary literature to aid their reading of film.
- Use appropriate terminology in written and oral form.
- Construct and present clear, sustained arguments on (some of) the films and themes central to the course, both individually and while working as part of a team.
|You can access this course's reading list here:|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1/w Film screening
|Course organiser||Dr David Sorfa
Tel: (0131 6)50 3637
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528