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The American Motion Picture

ENG 227CW

The American Motion Picture

ENG 227CW

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Objectives:

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