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FS30GG: TRAPPED ON FILM: THE HERO AND THE CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE A (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

Written and oral feedback

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Seminar Assessment Mark (SAM)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Written and oral feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Three day take home exam paper.  Written and oral feedback

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Written and oral feedback Word Count 4000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyStudents will develop knowledge and understanding of: theories and key issues relating to the study of film and visual culture
ProceduralAnalyseDevelop and understanding of film's relationship to other forms of visual media (photography, plastic arts, architecture, new media)
ReflectionApplyIntellectual and Practical Skills. Students will develop the ability to: engage in critical thinking, identifying key claims and summarizing arguments, using appropriate research methodologies and
ReflectionEvaluateengage with the process of learning in a constructive and self-motivated fashion, by developing critical and comparative questions
ProceduralUnderstandread film closely, identifying patterns (repetitions, developments, sites of difference and disunity)
ProceduralUnderstandwrite clearly and construct coherent arguments

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