Course Description

Course Name

Thinking about Film

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: group presentation [30%], essay (2,000 words) [70%] [all elements of assessment must be attempted; an overall pass is sufficient, provided that any failed components achieve marks within the condonable fail range (30 ? 39%), and that not more than one element of assessment is failed]
Prerequisite(s): FLM020C111Y/FLM020C112A/FLM020C114S
This module introduces students to a selection of pioneering thinkers whose writings and ideas have influenced the development of film studies. Designed as an accessible introduction to pre-1945 critical and theoretical writing on film and the cinema it examines the work of a range of writers in a social, cultural and historical context. The module is also designed to acquaint students with a number of different methodological approaches to the study of film and to promote an awareness of methodological self-reflexivity. In addition to its core academic activities the module will actively promote essay writing and group presentational skills.

*Course content subject to change