- Module code: FI106
- Module name: Film History
- Department: Film and Television Studies
- Credit: 24, 30
Module content and teaching
The overall aim of the module is to investigate fundamental questions in historiography in general and film history in particular. General aims of the module include exploration of the following: the relevance of an approach to film history throuh the study of 'Great Artists'; the question of causality in film history; ideas of period, film movement and national cinema; the problem of film and realism; the writing of film history. It is envisioned that whilst the fundamental aims and structure of the course remains the same, concrete case studies might vary from year to year in relation to staff availability.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the course, you should have an understanding of the variety of possible relationships between cinema and society, the role of the state in film production in selected historical contexts, the impact of the film industry and the star system, and the place of cinema in mass culture.
Timetabled teaching activities
Weekly lectures, screenings and seminars.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|24 CATS (Module code: FI106-24)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Assessed Course Work||25%|
|Assessed Course Work||25%|
|Assessed Course Work||50%|
|30 CATS (Module code: FI106-30)|
|D2 (Assessed/examined work)||Assessed Course Work||30%|
|Assessed Course Work||30%|
|Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9)||40%|
|Assessed Course Work||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Film and Literature (QW25) - Year 1
- Undergraduate Film Studies (W620) - Year 1