Mar 01, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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FILM 2020 - Introduction to Film: Film Analysis

Introduction to the terminology, methodology, and core critical issues of film analysis. Emphasizes formal aspects of film such as sound, lighting, editing, and mise-en-scene as well as an overview of different film types and styles including fiction, documentary, and experimental films.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Arts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2FA
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to utilize appropriate terminology to describe, analyze, and evaluate the motion picture as an art form in essays, exams, and oral presentations.
  • Students will be able to critically analyze a film’s formal and narrative aspects.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate context to a critical analysis of a film, including considerations of historical context, genre, national origin, and authorship.
  • Students will be able to compare in written and verbal forms the strategies deployed by different films and the effects they have on a film’s meaning and impact.

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