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Introduction to Film

Course NumberLIT 226W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: Any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. Follows the creation of a film from the original idea to final production. Examines film as a mode of popular entertainment and as an art form. Focuses on identifying the media's components and developing the viewers' standards of appreciation. Credit may be earned in LIT 226 or IHU 226 but not in both. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Identify the media's components.
Objectives:
  1. Define the common terms referring to cameras.
  2. Identify movement of cameras or actors and assess their effect.
  3. Identify the effects of editing.
  4. Identify the effects of sound.
  5. List the sequence and effect of scene.
  6. Describe the variety of acting observed in a film

Develop and apply standards of appreciation.
Objectives:
  1. Explain Greek dramatic theory.
  2. Explain Western aesthetic value systems.
  3. Define commerical values.
  4. Define American value systems.
  5. Recognize traditional photographic technique.

Analyze film as a mode of popular entertainment.
Objectives:
  1. Discuss in class the components of both 1 and 2.
  2. Write a well organized theme which applies one or more of the components of 1 and 2 to a particular film.

Examine film as an art form.
Objectives:
  1. Discuss in class the components of both 1 and 2.
  2. Write a well organized theme which applies one or more of the components of 1 and 2 to a particular film.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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