Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Cinema

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Independent Cinema   (FIL-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The art of motion pictures. Various genre are examined: documentary, animated, experimental. Emphasis given to form and technique and how they express meaning and content.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and history of independent cinema
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the directors of independent cinema
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and tools of independent cinema.
R.JUL13 
Gender Issues in Communication   (COM-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course concerns the advertising, journalism, cinema, public relations, and television-radio professions' gender issues and problems. It covers the gender transition to a female majority professional workforce; causes of work-related gender problems, the cost of gender bias. 
American Cinema   (FIL-110)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
American Cinema: For over a century, audiences around the world have learned about America by watching American motion pictures. American Cinema is an introduction to the history and language of this most influential art-form. Filmmaking involves both art and industry, and a deeper understanding of each creates a savvy and critical viewer. As with any artistic creation, film is a reflection of society; a reaction to change, and an expression of our relationship to the world around us. In this course, youll study the significance of the invention of the motion picture camera, the rise of the studio caste system, and the production of popular genres like the western, the comedy, the combat film, and the musical. Even a casual movie-goers experience is deepened by a greater understanding of and appreciation for the technical and social makeup of American cinema.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Gain a working knowledge of American film history from the silent cinema to present day.
  • Recognize and use the basic technological and critical language of motion pictures.
  • Identify the relationship between film technology and art.
  • Describe the role Hollywood film plays in American popular culture.
  • Explain the fundamental economics of the film industry.
  • Discuss the role of genre in American film history, and recognize the connection between some of the most popular genres and American cultural and social tensions.
  • Challenge your role as a passive spectator by increasing your ability to interact with films through critical thinking, writing, and discussion.
R.JUL13 
World Film   (FIL-395)   3.00 s.h.  
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Films from the major film producing countries including the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, England, India and Japan. Within that framework, special topics will be defined: A specific period, a particular theme or problem, comparison/contrast of several national cinemas. 
The Italian Cinema   (ITA-390)   3.00 s.h.  
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The development of cinema in Italy; its rebirth after World War II and the achievements of the major directors: Visconti, Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and others. 
Theatrical Cinema   (FIL-232)   3.00 s.h.  
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The art and craft of motion pictures. Feature films are studies from the point of view of the director. 
Latin American Cinema   (SPA-252)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of film as a major expression of Latin American culture and as a system of signification. 
Cinematography I   (FIL-221)   3.00 s.h.  
Fundamentals of film making; editing; photography, and sound; basic and experimental uses of the camera; student shoots and edits film, adds sound. 
Cinematography II   (FIL-222)   3.00 s.h.  
Continuation of fundamentals of film making; editing, photography, and sound; basic and experimental uses of the camera; student shoots and edits film, adds sound. 
Screenwriting I   (FIL-370)   3.00 s.h.  
The art and craft of writing for the screen will be both studied and practiced. After studying the fundamentals of effective cinematic story construction and dialogue writing, students will be required to write a half hour film script. 
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