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A team-taught study of European cinema during a period of intense political and social change. Students who complete this subject should be familiar with some of the major developments in cinematic representation in Europe from the early 20th century to the present. They should be able to relate the films studied to their national and European cultural and historical context.
Note: This subject is taught in English.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to engage critically with a number of different national and comparative perspectives on European Cinema, Europe’s nation-states and Europe as a whole;
- be able to communicate knowledge effectively about Europe’s present, its past and its traditions in oral and well-informed written and oral assignments;
- have consolidated research skills in the disciplines of film studies and cultural studies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
- have acquired broad critical insights through their engagement with Europe that prepare them for becoming good global citizens.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed research skills through frequent and systematic use of the library and other information sources, the definition of areas of inquiry and familiarisation with research methods;
- have developed critical thinking and analysis through required and recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by assessing the strength of arguments;
- be able to think in theoretical and analytical terms through lectures, tutorial discussion, essay writing and engagement in the methodologies of the humanities and social sciences;
- have developed an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world, through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of European culture, and by formulating arguments;
- be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
- have developed written communication through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
- have developed public speaking and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations;
- be able to demonstrate attention to detail through close reading and textual analysis, essay preparation and writing;
- have developed time management and planning through managing and organizing workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
Last updated: 9 September 2021