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COM-325 Film Themes (By Topic)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course teaches the principles of screen art with viewing of selected screen media, and encourages critiques based on relevant media theories.  The course includes themes drawn from world cinema, television, specific genres, filmmakers, and various relevant issues.  (The course may be taken for credit more than once if topic is different.)   The course fulfills the general education requirement in fine arts.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES (MAY VARY BASED ON TOPIC):

  1. Acquire the basic terminology and skills necessary for media analysis
  2. Apply critical thinking and writing skills in the analysis of screen media
  3. Identify the changing narrative techniques employed in contemporary screen media

Evaluate the contributions of particular examples of screen media to the overall development of the art form

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

Students will respond to specific discussion questions posted by the instructor, take three objective format tests, and write a five-to-seven page analytical paper.

  1. Discussions    
  2. Tests              
  3. Paper  

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • Prior to the first class, become familiar with the course materials.