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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30266 - METHOD AND RESEARCH IN ARTS II - MODULE II (SOCIAL THEORY AND CINEMA)


CLEACC

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  L-ART/06)
Course Director:
JOSEPH EDWARD ROZZO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: JOSEPH EDWARD ROZZO


Course Objectives
This course has three principal objectives:
  • provide the students with a comprehensive understanding of how cinema works both technically and culturally.
  • Help the student develop a personal capacity for expressing and analyzing cinematic narrative.
  • Teach structural, cultural and linguistic theories which help the student identify significant social-cultural themes within cinematic narrative.

Course Content Summary

This course offers the student a complex understanding of cinema: its structure and its meaning.

  • Analysis of the cinematic language.
  • Study of the roles and professions in the film industry.
  • Creating a theoretical basis on which to understand the cultural questions represented through cinema.

The whole course is based on the vision and subsequent in-class discussion of specific films or television programs which have attracted the public's attention for various motives.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The course requires both attending as well as non attending students to take a written exam in English based on the class texts and the analysis of specific movies and to write a mid-term paper analyzing a specific video clip.
Details are on the e-learning site for this course.

Textbooks
L’esame finale è basato sulle discussioni in classe e sui contenuti dei seguenti testi:
  • J. NELMES, Introduction to Film Studies, Routledge, London, 2012.
  • P. JONES, L. BRADBURY, S. LE BOUTILLIER, Introducing Social Theory, Polity, 2011
  • E. ROZZO, Cinema and Social Theory: Analysis techniques for Beginning Students, Le Dispense del Pellicano, EGEA 2015

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite for this class
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