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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HUM6583
Tracking Number - 2398

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-08-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: removed from audit; resubmitted for proc 10/12/11. to GC chair 5/4/12. for Am Studies Prog. GC appd 5/7/12. to USF 5/15/12. to SCNS 5/23/12. Approved effective 8/1/12 (Number chg from 6581 to 6583)

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-11-02
  2. Department: Humanities and Cultural Studies
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Andrew Berish
  6. Phone: 8841
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: HUM
  9. Number: 6583
  10. Full Title: Global Cinema and New Media to 1960
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Global Cinema to 1960
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Offers an advanced introduction to the first 65 years of international film history. This course explores aesthetic and narrative practices in various film genres, movements, and national cinemas.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. 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 course is one of the basic core components of the new MLA-Film Studies offered in the Humanities and Cultural Studies Department. It is a graduate-level survey of cinema history and technology from a global perspective.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD required to teach course.
  29. Objectives: (1) Understand the historical forces that helped shape the development of international cinema, including industrial / technological and social / cultural influences

    (2) Discover the ways in which cinemaís audiovisual expressions reveal and respond to the social, economic, and cultural contexts of their production, particularly as these relate to issues of class, race, gender, sexuality, and class

    (3) Understand the fundamental aesthetic and technological forms of cinema, including its similarities to and differences from other artistic and / or communications media

    (4) Develop critical thinking abilities, including comparison, evaluation, and analysis through an engagement with written and visual texts

    (5) Express analytical and critical thinking skills in a variety of written assignments, including journals, film sequence analyses, essay exams, and argumentative papers that ask students to identify relevant questions then locate and analyze appropriate sources of knowledge

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of global cinema up through 1960 as well as the critical and analytical discourses surrounding these texts.
  31. Major Topics: Invention of cinema, early reception of film in Europe and America, development of narrative cinema and generic conventions, emergence of national cinematic styles (such as American, German, and Soviet), technical developments of cinematic technology.
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Will Vary.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Will vary, but graded work will focus on student research and analysis essays and in-class participation in discussion.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Will vary, but will always include a substantial analytical essay.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Ė Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Itís the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Late work may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor and only when then student has made arrangements with the instructor prior to the due date or can demonstrate extenuating circumstances beyond their control.

    In all assignments, students are expected to explore their own personal ideas as generated by this course and supported by appropriate references to outside sources. Any signs of plagiarism (be it plagiarizing another studentís work or any other source) may result in a FF grade for the course.

    USF holds an account with an automated plagiarism detection service (SafeAssignment) that allows instructors and students to check assignments for plagiarism. I reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to SafeAssignment or 3) ask students to submit their assignments to SafeAssignment through Blackboard. Assignments are compared automatically with a database of journal articles, web articles, and previously submitted papers. I receive a report showing exactly how a studentís paper was plagiarized. For more information about SafeAssignment and plagiarism, go to and click on Plagiarism Resources. For information about plagiarism in USFís Undergraduate Catalog, go to

  38. Program This Course Supports: Master of Liberal Arts - Film Studies
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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