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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30475 - CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE ARTS II - MODULE II (CINEMA)


CLEACC
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  L-ART/06)
Course Director:
JOSEPH EDWARD ROZZO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: JOSEPH EDWARD ROZZO


Course Objectives
This course has three principal objectives.
  • Provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of how cinema works both technically and culturally.
  • Help the student develop a personal capacity for expressing and analyzing cinematic narrative.
  • Teach structural, cultural and linguistic theories which help the student identify significant social-cultural themes within cinematic narrative.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
This course offers the student a complex understanding of cinema: its structure and its meaning.
  • Analysis of the cinematic language.
  • Study of the roles and professions in the film industry.
  • Creating a theoretical basis on which to understand the cultural questions represented through cinema.
The whole course is based on the vision and subsequent in-class discussion of specific films which have attracted the public's attention for various motives.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
The course requires attending students to prepare a mid-term paper in English based on the analysis of a video clip.
Details are given on the e-learning site for this course.
At the end of the year, there is a written exam based on class discussions, the selected vision and analysis of a film clip based on cinematographic codes and social theories and the reading requirements.

For non attending students
The course requires non attending students to answer a written exam based on the reading requirements and the selected vision and analysis of a film clip, based on cinematographic codes and social theories.


Textbooks
The final exam is based on in-class discussions and the contents of the following texts (specific chapters are indicated on the e-learning site):
  • P. JONES, L. BRADBURY, S. LE BOUTILLIER, Introducing Social Theory, Polity, 2011.
  • E. ROZZO, Cinema and Social Theory: Analysis techniques for Beginning Students, Le Dispense del Pellicano, Egea, 2016.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite for this class.
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