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Introduction to Film

ENG 226W

Introduction to Film

ENG 226W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Follows the creation of a film from the original idea to final production. Examines film as a mode of popular entertainment and as an art form. Focuses on identifying the media's components and developing the viewers' standards of appreciation. Credit may be earned in only one of ENG 226W, IHU 226W, or LIT 226W. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Identify the common terms referring to film language (photography, mise en scene, editing, sound, acting, drama, story, and screenplay) within various films screened in and out of class.

Participate in writing to learn activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Develop fluency in film criticism.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Describe how films reflect the culture and the historical moments of their production.
  • Contrast commercial vs. artistic value systems.
  • Explain how close examination of film enriches formal and cultural interpretation.