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124264 KO Critical Media Analysis (2019W)

Lights, Camera, Action! Critical Film Analysis

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 14.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 21.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 28.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 04.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 11.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 18.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 25.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 02.12. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 09.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 13.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 20.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Monday 27.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content

How can we study film? What kind of media literacy do we need to 'read' movies critically? And what do we mean by saying that (moving) “images are never transparent windows onto the world” (Rose, Visual Methodologies 2)?

Proposing that the meaning of film is not exhausted by the subject matter and storyline, this film class sets out to equip students with the tools to analyze the complex filmic meaning-making with a focus on production technologies: film photography, mise en scène, movement, editing, sound.

Students' own film production will be encouraged.

Schedule

07.10. Critical Media Literacy (Intro)
14.10. Photography 1
21.10. Photography 2
28.10. Mise en scène 1
04.11. Mise en scène 2
11.11. Movement
18.11. Editing
25.11. Sound
02.12. Critical Media Literacy (Outro)
09.12. Midterm Exam
09.01. Midterm-Exam Feedback and Project Presentation Team α (Feedback Team δ)
13.01. Project Presentations Teams β, γ, and δ (Feedback Teams ε, ζ, and η)
20.01. Project Presentations Teams ε, ζ, and η (Feedback Teams θ, ι, and κ)
27.01. Project Presentations Teams θ, ι, and κ (Feedback Teams α, β, and γ)

Aims

Aimed at students in the BA and BEd programs, this class is designed to contribute to the methodological skills involved in critical media analysis.

This course is also intended to develop students' practical film production skills.

Methods

A blended learning environment combines in-class and online research-based learning activities with a focus on giving and taking peer feedback.

Assessment and permitted materials

(A) In-class and pre-class performance, (B) midterm exam, and (C) essay project.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum Requirements

• In-class presence: the maximum number of absences is 2
• Total score of ≥50 points

Assessment Criteria

(A) In-class and out-of-class performance:
• 0-15 points: Moodle analysis assignment (450-750 words) plus in-class screening (5-10 minutes)
• 0-15 points: pre-class readings (9 pre-class reading tasks) and in-class performance
• 0-12 points: Moodle feedback of partner team's project proposal (250-300 words)

(B) Midterm exam:
• 0-22 points: midterm exam based on class bank of key terms plus pre-class reading no. 9 (pass mark 50%)

(C) Essay project:
• 0-12 points: Moodle proposal submission (250-300 words)
• 0-12 points: in-class project presentation (max. 10 minutes presentation plus 20 minutes discussion)
• 0-12 points: Moodle essay submission (750-1500 words)

089-100 points: 1 (Sehr gut)
076-088 points: 2 (Gut)
063-075 points: 3 (Befriedigend)
050-062 points: 4 (Genügend)
000-049 points: 5 (Nicht genügend)

Examination topics

Class bank of key terms.

Reading list

Class readings will be available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, BEd 046/407
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.5-426, BA07.3; BEd 08a.2, BEd 08b.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-4260

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