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FI101 - Discovering Cinema

  • Module code: FI101
  • Module name: Discovering Cinema
  • Department: Film and Television Studies
  • Credit: 12, 24, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to introduce you to the close analysis of film texts. It also aims to ask you to consider a number of key developments in film history and explore some of the critical debates that have shaped Film Studies as an academic discipline over the past 40 years. Its structure aims to progress from examining how individual film texts and groups of film texts make meanings to considering the cultural analysis of cinema as an institution and film consumption as a set of social practices.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you will have been required to show you are able to analyse and critically discuss the constructions of a range of contemporary and older films. You will be expected to be able to demonstrate an informed understanding of and engagement with the critical and historical debates that have been the focus of the work for the module and (very importantly) you will be expected to be able to demonstrate that, having attended the required screenings, lectures and seminars, you have developed you own independent reading, viewing and critical research beyond the basic starting point established by the module’s screenings, lectures, readings and seminars

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will involve its students in two screenings (around 2 hours each) every week, plus one lecture and one seminar. Substantial reading in critical and theoretical texts will be needed. The module will be taught in the Autumn and Spring terms, and weeks 1-4 of the Summer term.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/film/undergrads/outlines/fi101

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: FI101-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%
24 CATS (Module code: FI101-24)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: FI101-30)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 30%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate French with Film Studies (R1WA) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German with Film Studies (RP33) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies with Film Studies (RP43) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Comparative American Studies (Q405) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French Studies (R10P) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas (V230) - Year 2