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Unit of Study COM10082 - Film Studies: Cinema, Culture, Context (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse and discuss a variety of films from across the globe in their historical, cultural and cross-cultural contexts
2 engage with, apply and acknowledge the value of theory and criticism in film studies
3 identify the basic elements and principles of film form and narrative structures
4 interrogate categories of difference (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, class etc.) as they are represented in film texts
5 demonstrate an understanding of the significance of cinema as a form of cultural expression, and a deeper analysis of the production and interpretation of film texts
6 exchange ideas, experiences and opinions about films with each other
7 research and study independently.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and discuss a variety of films from across the globe in their historical, cultural and cross-cultural contexts
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. engage with, apply and acknowledge the value of theory and criticism in film studies
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. identify the basic elements and principles of film form and narrative structures
    • GA4:
  4. interrogate categories of difference (ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, class etc.) as they are represented in film texts
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the significance of cinema as a form of cultural expression, and a deeper analysis of the production and interpretation of film texts
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. exchange ideas, experiences and opinions about films with each other
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  7. research and study independently.
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.