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FS40GG: TRAPPED ON FILM: THE HERO AND THE CAPTIVITY NARRATIVE A (2019-2020)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08


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 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

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

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

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Summative Assessments

Essay

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Word Count 2500
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Take Home Exam

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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseStudents will develop knowledge and understanding ofsignificant works and movements in film and visual culture from around the world and across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and key critic
ReflectionAnalyseRead film closely, identifying patterns (repetitions, developments, sites of difference and disunity)
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop knowledge and understanding of: theories and key issues relating to the study of film and visual culture
ProceduralApplyStudents will develop knowledge and understanding of: film's relationship to other forms of visual media (in particular, landscape photography)
ReflectionApplyEngage with the process of learning in a constructive and self-motivated fashion, by following research interests beyond seminar discussion and developing arguments independently
ReflectionCreateAssemble material relevant to an presentation, deliver that presentation and lead discussion thereafter
ReflectionCreateIn seminar situations articulate views and engage in reflective discussion, responding with evidence in measured fashion to other points of view.
ReflectionEvaluateIntellectual and Practical Skills. Students will develop the ability to: engage in critical thinking, through the evaluation and challenging of abstract ideas, using appropriate research methods.

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