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Course Overview

The course will invite comparisons between key critical texts and themes that focus on variants of entrapment as presented in a range of feature films. Film adaptation, analysing narrative form and constructions of place and the production of space will inform our investigations, in addition to considering the linkage between films and their social and historical contexts within popular culture.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Alan Marcus

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Film And Visual Culture (FS)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.

Course Description

This course will examine a range of thematic concepts involving chase and entrapment with a view to the role of the hero and examine the way they are developed cinematically in a narrative construct.

Further Information & Notes

This course is available in 2014/15 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 17

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 

- 2000 word essay (40%)
- Seminar assessment mark (20%)
- Take home exam (40%)

4000 word essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

Students are expected to complete blackboard submissions through MyAberdeen each week, which then provide the basis for seminar discussions.

The essay is completed during the course. Feedback on this work will be provided to the student in helping them to prepare for the examination.


Through comments on essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

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