COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Film Studies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 206
Fall
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives MCS 206 is an introduction to the “reading” and comprehension of film as a language (with its own grammar and vocabulary) and to cinema as an institution.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To demonstrate how movies are made and how they may be critically appreciated
  • To provide the student with a general knowledge of the history of cinema
  • To introduce some of the most influential films, filmmakers, and film movements of the modern period.
Course Content This course combines film viewing discussion and lecture. Students are responsible for the content of each class meeting, handouts, announcements and screenings included. Class participation is strongly encouraged. Every week, excerpts from the film in the subject list will be screened following a lecture on the related topics and concepts. The class will be concluded with after screening discussions.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Hand out syllabus and discuss the nature of the course as well as the syllabus itself; take attendance; assign reading.
2 Introduction Chapters 1 & 7, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
3 The Last Laugh (dir. F. W. Murnau, 1924; Germany; 73 minutes) Chapter 3, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
4 The Gold Rush (dir. Charles Chaplin, 1925; U.S.A.; 82 minutes) Chapter 2, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
5 NO CLASS Oct. 26: students in the Friday section should come to the Wednesday section [14:3017:20, K104] or see the film on their own) Mother (dir. V. I. Pudovkin, 1926; U.S.S.R.; 90 minutes) Chapter 4, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
6 La Grande illusion (dir. Jean Renoir, 1937; France; 117 minutes) Chapter 5, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
7 Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles, 1941; U.S.A.; 119 minutes) Chapters 6 & 12, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
8 MIDTERM ESSAY DUE, Nov. 16 @ 16:00 in my mailbox. Bicycle Thieves (dir. Vittorio De Sica, 1948; Italy; 87 minutes). Chapter 8, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.Chapter 8, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
9 Rashomon (dir. Akira Kurosawa, 1951; Japan; 88 minutes) Chapter 9, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
10 On the Waterfront (dir. Elia Kazan, 1954; U.S.A.; 108 minutes) Chapter 11, Understanding Movies, by Louis Giannetti.
11 The Four Hundred Blows (dir. François Truffaut, 1959; France; 94 minutes) Review chapters already read in Understanding Movies, and review as well Giannetti’s Glossary of Film Terms, pp. 573584.
12 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (dir. Tony Richardson, 1962; England, 104 minutes). Review chapters already read in Understanding Movies, and review as well Giannetti’s Glossary of Film Terms.
13 Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1966; Sweden; 84 minutes). Review chapters already read in Understanding Movies, and review as well Giannetti’s Glossary of Film Terms.
14 Bonnie and Clyde (dir. Arthur Penn, 1967; U.S.A.; 111 minutes). Review chapters already read in Understanding Movies, and review as well Giannetti’s Glossary of Film Terms.
15 Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980; USA; 129 minutes) Review chapters already read in Understanding Movies, and review as well Giannetti’s Glossary of Film Terms.
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks All of the readings may be purchased in photocopied form.
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
1
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
22
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
26
Final / Oral Exam
1
28
    Total
140

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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