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HUM 1043 - International Film

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course presents a study of film as an art form and as a means of cultural communication from an international point of view. The course is designed to cultivate an ability to think about film in a critical way, as well as to broaden understanding of film and cultures in a global context. Each semester a variety of national cinematic traditions are examined, including film works from Russia, Eastern Europe, Germany, France, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin and South America.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Film vocabulary and concepts
  2. Russian films
    1. Montage
    2. Eisenstein
    3. Modern Russian filmmakers
  3. German films
    1. Expressionism
    2. Das Neue Kino
  4. Italian films
    1. Neorealism
    2. Fellini
  5. British films
  6. French films
    1. Poetic realism
    2. La Nouvelle Vague
  7. Scandinavian films
    1. Dreyer and other early filmmakers
    2. Bergman
    3. Dogme 95
  8. Eastern European films
  9. Balkan cinema
  10. Latin and South American films
  11. Asian films
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. India
    4. New regions, such as Hong Kong films
  12. African films
  13. Middle Eastern films

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of cinematic and cultural attributes of films from various nations of the world.
  2. Describe the elements of French New Wave films, Dogma 95 films, and German New Wave films.
  3. Identify the main elements of globalization that influence contemporary cinema.
  4. List representative films and their component features that are good examples of globalization and its influence on the cinema.
  5. Recognize the role of a contemporary citizen in an interconnected world, and how this role is exemplified in modern cinema.
  6. List cultural and historic events that were major factors leading to the production of certain landmark films from various countries of the world.
  7. Identify specific films and their distinctive components as examples of film types epitomizing the traditional cinema of various countries and regions of the world at specific times in history.
  8. Articulate an informed personal reaction to various genres and types of international films.
  9. Recognize works of cinema as examples of fundamental art movements of various countries, such as German Expressionism, Dogma 95, Italian and Iranian Neorealism, Hong Kong cinema, and Russian montage.

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