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FLF (Foreign Language - French)
318
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
The Heritage of French Cinema
The Heritage of French Cinema
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Foreign Languages & Literature (16FL)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Years
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Diane Beckman
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoApproximately 20 students per semester.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: 3 hrs. in French at 300 level
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Survey of the major contributions of French cinema from its origins to the present. Attention to film as an artistic medium and to the cinematic representation of French history and culture. Reading, discussion, and viewing of films including Un Chien Andalou, La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, Le Retour de Martin Guerre, La Marseillaise, Les 400 Coups, and Diva.

GEP Review.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Describe the aesthetic, historical and cultural evolution of the cinema in France. Explain the characteristics of the major periods of French cinema from its invention to the present day comparing "ideas, values, images, cultural artifacts, economic structures, technological developments, [and] attitudes.”
 
 
Short answer homework assignments/essay exam questions.
Sample homework prompt: For the film Faubourg 36, How does the story of the film (of Pigoil, Jojo and Douce) help us to to understand the social political and economic history of 1935-36 in France (National Front, economic crisis).
 
 
Describe how a film reflects its historical context and identify the narrative and cinematic devices employed in a film, such as theme, point of view, mise-en scène, and composition, and relate them to the content of the film.
 
 
Short answer homework assignments/essay exam questions.
Sample prompt: After viewing a clip of a film presented in class: Identify the film. Analyze and discuss the clip and its role in the entire film. Next, how does this clip and this film, its themes and cinematic techniques illustrate its period and its place in the history of French cinema.
 
 
Evaluate, orally and in writing, selected French films and their continuing aesthetic validity or challenge, supporting the analysis and assessment with cinematic evidence.
 
 
Final Paper. Student submits in draft and final a research paper in French on a French film that was not already studied in the class. The draft is due on the same day as the student presents the film orally to the class. The draft is returned to the student and the final version is due on Reading Day. Description of assignment. Film paper and presentation must include: Identify the film’s genre. Summarize the plot. Explain the structure and the themes of the film, noting the essential vocabulary specific to the film. Describe the main characters. Discuss the selected clip and identify its cinematographic techniques. Explain how the film fits into the heritage of French cinema. The oral presentation includes what the student appreciated the most in this film and why you selected it and a written a pedagogical sheet for the class with title, names of directors, characters and actors, and notes on the vocabulary, structure, themes, and resources consulted.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Already reviewed.
 
 
Already reviewed.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 
Already reviewed.
 
 
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US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
No restrictions
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
No
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Prerequisite: 3 hrs. in French at 300 level
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
See Syllabus.
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See syllabus.
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
See syllabus.
Part of faculty member's normal teaching load.

The principal course objective is for students to make academic arguments about the human experience using reasons and evidence for supporting those reasons that are appropriate to the humanities. By the end of the course students will be able to: explain the characteristics of the major periods of French cinema from its invention to the present day comparing ideas, values, images, cultural artifacts, economic structures, technological developments, [and] attitudes; describe how a film reflects its historical context; identify the narrative and cinematic devices employed in a film, such as theme, point of view, mise-en scène, and composition, and relate them to the content of the film; discuss, orally and in writing, selected French films and their continuing aesthetic validity or challenge; write a coherent essay on given topics about these films and their contexts, supporting arguments with evidence.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

1. explain the characteristics of the major periods of French cinema from its invention to the present day comparing ideas, values, images, cultural artifacts, economic structures, technological developments, [and] attitudes;

2. describe how a film reflects its historical context; identify the narrative and cinematic devices employed in a film, such as theme, point of view, mise‐en scène, and composition, and relate them to the content of the film;

3. discuss, orally and in writing, selected French films and their continuing aesthetic validity or challenge; write a coherent essay on given topics about these films and their contexts, supporting arguments with evidence.

 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written AssignmentSee syllabusSee syllabus.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabus.

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