Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HUM6586
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Submission Type: New
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Comments: Approved by GC 5/4/09 - was pending concurrance - Received. To SCNS 9/2/10. Approved effective 10/1/10. Number changed from 6821 to 6586. Posted in banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2140 2008-12-29 Department College Budget Account Number Humanities and Cultural Studies AS 123700 Contact Person Phone Daniel Belgrad 9749388 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title HUM 6586 Film Theory Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Film Theory Course Online? Percentage Online -
This course emphasizes methodological issues in the analysis of films as cultural texts. Theoretical approaches include formalism, structuralism, genre theory, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and queer theory.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
This is a required course for the proposed new Film Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts degree.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This is a required course for the proposed new Film Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts degree. There is strong interest among USF students in the humanities for more courses in film studies. The taxonomy that the National Research Council (NRC) has developed to assess U.S. research doctorate programs lists Film Studies as an emerging field in the Arts and Humanities (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/Resdoc/PGA_044521).
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, once in the summer of 2007.
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Ph.D. in Film Studies or related field.
- Other Course Information
Students will learn to analyze films as cultural artifacts by examining their formal elements and historical contexts and by applying concepts derived from such theoretical schools as Marxism, structuralism, genre theory, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and queer theory.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of major concepts, genres, auteurs, movements, and theories in film studies; and will be able to write a well-organized and theoretically informed analysis of the cultural meaning of a film in relation to its social and historical context.
C. Major Topics
Formalism and realism; auteur theory; structuralism and film; genre theory and film; queer theory and film; feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to film; Marxism, postcolonialism and film.
There are no textbooks for this course. Required readings are diverse scholarly articles and book chapters assembled by the instructor into a "course packet."
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information