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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HUM6585

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): E. Full title needs to be changed to "Film and New Media Auteurs" F. Abbreviated title needs to be changed to "Film and New Media Auteurs" Q. Course description needs to be changed to read: "Films studied will be organized around a director or a movement. Cinema will be treated as a collaborative medium best approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating visual, narrative, dramatic, and musical analysis." Make title variable, with course repeatable up to 6 times (total of 18 hours)
Comments: to GC chair 5/4/12. for Am Studies Prog. GC appd 5/7/12. To USF Sys 5/15/12. To SCNS 5/23/12. Repeatable 3 times. Apprd eff 8/1/12. Banner updated


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2654 2011-11-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Humanities and Cultural Studies AS 1237
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Daniel Belgrad 8139749388 dbelgrad@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HUM 6585 Cinematic Art

    Is the course title variable? Y
    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 - -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Cinematic Art
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Films studied will be organized around a director, a nation, a movement, or a period. Cinema will be treated as a collaborative medium best approached from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating visual, narrative, dramatic, and musical analysis.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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 was the original film studies course that existed as part of the Humanities concentration of the Master of Liberal Arts degree. Now that there is a separate Film Studies concentration within the MLA, this course has been supplemented by an array of new courses including HUM 6581, HUM 6582, HUM 6586, HUM 6587, and HUM 6588. Therefore the scope of this course needs to be narrowed to specify its place within this new range of courses.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD required to teach course.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To view and analyze (in terms of cinematic style and theme, as well as context, including that of film history) films by important individual directors or directors associated with specific movements in film and new media.

    2. To identify (based on study of the films, textbook readings, and theoretical writings associated with particular directors and/or movements) stylistic and thematic aspects that connect the films, as well as differences among individual film makers.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students completing this course demonstrate the ability to:

    1. analyze (in terms of cinematic style and theme, as well as context, including that of film history) films by important individual directors or directors who are the subject of the course.

    2. identify stylistic and thematic aspects that connect and distinguish the films of the film makers who are the subject(s) of the course.

    C. Major Topics

    Varies by subtitle. E.g.: French New Wave Cinema: films of Truffaut and Godard.

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    none.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Term Paper 40%

    Two class presentations (10% apiece) 20%

    Paper proposal & preliminary Bibliography 20%

    Final Exam 20%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Term Paper 40%

    Two class presentations (10% apiece) 20%

    Paper proposal & preliminary Bibliography 20%

    Final Exam 20%

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – 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 – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    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. It’s 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.

    This is a graduate class so it is essential for the class as a whole that you attend regularly. Any grade determined by the above weighted assignments will be lowered if attendance is not regular.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make-Ups: There will be no make-ups for the final exam or papers. No late assignments (presentations or proposals) will be accepted. In the event of an emergency, please contact your instructor immediately; I will be happy to discuss each individual situation with you. If I do not hear from you within 24 hours of your absence, you will automatically receive a 0 on the assignment or test.

    Academic Integrity: All assignments for this course should be your own work only. Cheating, plagiarism, and other examples of academic misconduct as outlined in the Student Handbook will be pursued and sanctions will be levied. If you have any questions about the issue of academic integrity, please come and talk to me. “THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA HAS AN ACCOUNT WITH AN AUTOMATED PLAGIARISM DETECTION SERVICE, WHICH ALLOWS INSTRUCTORS TO SUBMIT STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS TO BE CHECKED FOR PLAGIARISM. I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO 1) REQUEST THAT ASSIGNMENTS BE SUBMITTED TO ME AS ELECTRONIC FILES AND 2) ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS TO TURNITIN.COM. ASSIGNMENTS ARE COMPARED AUTOMATICALLY WITH A HUGE DATABASE OF JOURNAL ARTICLES, WEB ARTICLES, AND PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED PAPERS. THE INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES A REPORT SHOWING EXACTLY HOW A STUDENT’S PAPER WAS PLAGIARIZED.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO: ttp://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm#plagiarism.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Liberal Arts -- Film Studies concentration


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Master of Liberal Arts -- Humanities concentration; Master of Arts, American Studies



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