Screen Histories FTV1010
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
Screen Histories sets out to introduce students to the histories of film and television. It explores examples from a range of geographical locations and offers canonical and alternative accounts of film and television histories (including from non-western and marginalised groups). The course also integrates introduction of key methods for the exploration of film and television history.
20 x 1 hour lectures on Monday 11am and Wednesday 11am over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus.
10 x 1 hour weekly seminars (choice of times) as scheduled in MyCampus.
10 x 2 hour screenings on Tuesday 4pm over 10 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus
Audio-Visual Presentation (5 minutes) - 40%
Essay (2000 words) - 50%
Seminar Contribution -10%
Main Assessment In: April/May
This course aims to:
■ Introduce students to film and television history, from Western and non-western perspectives
■ Encourage students to reflect of film and television history and how it is constructed
■ Give students experience in constructing arguments about the different types/styles of film and television history and their significance
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Demonstrate knowledge of conventional film and television history and how it has been questioned within the field.
■ Evaluate different approaches to film and television history.
■ Construct and present individual histories of film and television
■ Write clearly and confidently about film and television history, offering well-structured arguments in professionally produced essays, using recognised and consistent forms of footnoting and reference.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.