The American Motion PictureENG 227CW
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 2. Concurrent enrollment in ENG 111 or ENG 112 in a coordinated learning community. Studies popular films, with major emphasis on American culture as reflected in the motion picture. Examines the effect of the mages portrayed I motion pictures on the perception of American society and history; topics vary from semester to semester. Credit may be earned in only one of: LIT 227CW, LIT 227W, ENG 227CW, or ENG 227W. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Identify the media's components.
- Define the common terms referring to cameras.
- Identify movement of cameras or actors and assess their effect.
- Identify the effects of editing.
- Identify the effects of sound.
- List the sequence and effects of scene.
- Describe the variety of acting observed in a film.
Develop an understanding of American culture as it relates to film
- View and assess American films from different periods of American history.
- Identify and discuss Western aesthetic value systems.
- Identify and discuss Commercial values.
Examine the cross influence of film and culture.
- Apply the concepts and principles covered to a variety of American films.
- Assess the influences of various film techniques on culture.
- Assess the influence of cultural norms on film production
Communicate an understanding of American Culture and Film.
- Write a well organized theme which applies to a film the components covered in the course.
- Discuss in class or other social group the components covered in the course.
Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.