SEMESTER 2, 2020
Well-Being Always Comes First
We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there. For more information, look at this Canvas page, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community.
Course Convenor: Dr. Jenny Stümer
Email - email@example.com
Office - HSB (building 201E), rm 526
ZOOM Office Hour: Tuesday 10-11 https://auckland.zoom.us/j/97652536982
Matt Allan (headtutor): firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM Q and A: Tuesday 12-1, 3-4, 4-5; Wednesday 12-1 https://auckland.zoom.us/j/92897677318
Laura Bunting: email@example.com
ZOOM Q and A: Monday 10-11, 11-12, 12-1 ; Wednesday 10-11 https://auckland.zoom.us/j/93471334615
Reuben Fong: firstname.lastname@example.org
ZOOM Q and A: Monday 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 https://auckland.zoom.us/j/99774404256
Sunny Liu: email@example.com
ZOOM Q and A: Thursday 8-9, 9-10; Friday 11-12, 2-3 https://auckland.zoom.us/j/5897759573
Find out about the schedule and who your GTA is here.
Course Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/973443619764211/
Kura Turuwhenua: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about Tuākana click here.
Lectures: Wednesday 2:00PM to 4:00PM Owen G Glenn, Room 115
Tutorials: 1 hour per week
Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)
PLEASE NOTE THAT TUTORIALS WILL BE TAUGHT CONSECUTIVELY AFTER THE LECTURE (This means tutorials start on Thursday and end on Wednesday (rather than Monday - Friday). If your tutorial is scheduled on Thursdays or Fridays your first Tutorial will be in week 1 after the lecture. If your tutorial is scheduled on Monday, Tuesdays or Wednesdays, your first tutorial will take place early in week 2 before the second lecture.
Mary Joy Colmenar: email@example.com
Chantal Dalebroux: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Howard: email@example.com
This course explores a series of significant films, from the introduction of cinema to the present.We are interested in questions such as: What is cinema? How do we study film? And, most importantly, what kind of relationships does film establish with the world we live in?
Students will develop a historical perspective, an awareness of film-making as an art and an interest in the relationship between films and society, including debates about race, gender, etc. We will use the films we study to think about histories and futures, and use film as a lens to consider memory and culture. We will look at the ways in which film negotiates different identities and perspectives and how all this is related to larger questions of cultural politics.
The course provides an introduction to the formal techniques and conventions of feature filmmaking and presents some of the main traditions of film criticism. Over the semester students will become acquainted with the basic concepts of Film Studies, gain an appreciation for the depth and richness of narrative film, and acquire critical and analytical viewing skills.
(Please make sure you watch the film each week before the lecture)
* all films are available at the library
A student who successfully completes this course will be able to
- learn how to view films with an understanding of their historical, industrial and/or social background
- understand the key concepts of film studies as well as the main traditions of film criticism
- understand film as an aesthetic construct consisting of various formal elements
- carry out film analysis based on a strong understanding of film techniques and their effects
- acquire skills related to writing critically about film
How to succeed in film studies:
Written Assignments & Final Exam
Weekly exercises and tutorial participation: 10%
Film analysis: 15%
Film essay: 25%
Final exam: 50 %
Prescribed Text (available from UBIQ):
Recommended readings in the form of articles or chapters related to specific films will be made available on Canvas under 'Reading Lists'.
Many of the films can be streamed via the library/Talis. Please check the Reading list for details. All required films are available as DVDs at the library and you can watch them onsite.
Of course you can also source them through your own preferred channels.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU WATCH THE FILM EACH WEEK BEFORE THE LECTURE
Additional learning resources:
Lecture slides: posted on Canvas after each week's lecture (see Modules)
Lecture recordings: While lecture recordings will be available on Canvas, this is never a substitute for lecture attendance. We cannot guarantee that the recording technology will work smoothly each week or that recordings will be made available before the relevant tutorial (at which you will be required to discuss issues raised in the lecture). We may also edit material out for copyright reasons. International research has shown that students learn more effectively by using recordings to supplement in-class learning e.g. for clarifying or revising specific material, rather than relying on them as an alternative to attendance.
Workload and submission of coursework:
The University of Auckland's expectation is that students spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study. Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material.
Extensions and Late Penalties
You should submit your work on time. If you find yourself in circumstances that prevent you from submitting the assignment on time, you may seek an extension, but please do so before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension will be penalised by loss of marks (1 mark/point per day). There should be a good reason for seeking an extension (e.g. illness, family emergency, etc.) and it will be up to your tutor or the lecturer to determine whether your situation warrants more time for the assignment. In general, we can only help you, if we know what is going on, so please come and talk to us.
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