MASTER OUTLINE

 

SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE

COURSE OUTLINE

                                                                                                                                              

CRSE    CRSE                                                          SEM      LECT     LAB           PCS/CIP

PREFIX    NO.          COURSE TITLE                  HRS        HRS       HRS              CODE     

COM      128                          Film Appreciation            3              3            0     11 500602 01 

 

1.         CATALOG DESCRIPTION:  An introduction to film as an art form, emphasizing a study of the aesthetic and production elements of the medium, including narrative genres, directorial style, cinematography, acting, and editing.

 

2.         ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE NUMBER(S):  F2 908

 

3.         PRE-REQUISITE: None

 

4.         STUDENTS THE COURSE IS EXPECTED TO SERVE: This course is designed to introduce students (enrolled in A.A., A.S., A.A.S., and/or certificate programs) to film as a theatrical art form.

 

5.         SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: This student will be able to....

A.        Demonstrate a general knowledge of film history.

B.        Explain basic film criticism approaches.

C.        Identify film genres.

D.        Discuss and analyze films by using appropriate terminology.

E.         Explain the social, artistic, economic, and cultural contexts of films.

F.         Identify major innovations in film history.

 

6.         PRIMARY METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:   Discussion/Lecture

 

7.         MAJOR COURSE TOPICS: 

A.        Early Film Pioneers

B.        Silent Era of Film

E.         Sound in Film

H.        International Influences in Film

I.          Auteurs

J.          Film Genres

 

8.         TEXTBOOK:   Boggs, J. & D. Petrie.  The Art of Watching Films: with compact disk 7th ed.  McGraw-Hill 2008.

 

The textbook edition and/or copyright date may be newer than listed.  The Division Chairperson is responsible for updating textbook changes.

 

9.         METHOD OF DETERMINING STUDENT GRADE:  

A.        Total Class Points

1.         Exams = 400 pts.

2.         Major Project  = 200 pts.

3.         Minor Project = 100 pts.

            4.         Daily Participation, Activities, Exercises, and/or Quizzes = 300 pts.

B.        Grade Calculations

1.         Mid-term

(points earned/points possible = %)

2.                  Final

90%     - 100%   =        A

80%     -   89%  =        B

70%    -      79%  =        C

60%    -      69% =        D

0%      -      59% =        E

 

            C.        Late work is not acceptable.  Do it early and turn it in to avoid an encounter.

 

D.        Excuses must be verifiable. Refer to notes given in class.

 

E.         Make up work, if granted, typically carries with it double requirements.

 

F.         Limited, instructor-determined extra-credit work may be offered. 

 

G.        NEW POLICY FOR COM 128: Plagiarism AUTOMATICALLY results in COURSE FAILURE and notification of the Vice-President of Instruction and Dean of Student Affairs.

 

The instructor may use a different method of determining student grades.  However, the method of determining student grades will be listed on the course outline for the specific class section.

 

10.       Students who require reasonable accommodation for a physical or learning disability should contact the disabilities coordinator at 618-252-5400 extension 2240.


 

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ASSESSMENT

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