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FS30IF: LOOKING UP: FILMING A CHILD'S VIEW A (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:32


Course Overview

This course will examine how by adopting a youth's point of view, the filmmaker privileges their approach to constructing a filmic narrative. A number of overlapping themes will be examined through a selection of films from American, European and world cinema. Among the topics to be considered are: a child's view of war, defender of the community, coming of age, confrontation with authority and 'the Other', economic hardship, impact of marital break-up and single-parent families, separation anxiety, and survival.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Alan Marcus

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will examine how by adopting a youth's point of view, the filmmaker privileges their approach to constructing a filmic narrative. A number of overlapping themes will be examined through a selection of films from American, European and world cinema. Among the topics to be considered are: a child's view of war, defender of the community, coming of age, confrontation with authority and 'the Other', economic hardship, impact of marital break-up and single-parent families, separation anxiety, and survival. We will additionally focus on film adaptations and the link between films and their social and historical contexts within popular culture.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 essay (2,500 words) (40%), 1 two-hour written examination (50%), Seminar Assessment (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

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

Feedback

Through comments on essays.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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