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HUM 104: Film Appreciation

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HUM 104: Film Appreciation

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Course Description

Have you ever wondered what message a film is trying to convey? Movies can help viewers temporarily escape from the real world, but they are also a true art form and expressive tool used by writers, directors, and actors.  In this Film Appreciation course, we will explore the aesthetics of cinema, the concepts behind storytelling and various elements of a film. We’ll discover the elements of what makes a ‘good’ film and understand the role movies play in our daily lives and in society. We will also discuss the vital roles that directors and critics play in the movie making process.

 

Materials

There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.

 

Transferability

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  • Recognize types of films, their impact on society, and their roles in our lives
  • Recall the concepts behind storytelling, Mise en Scène, and cinematography
  • Identify ways sound contributes to movies
  • List the roles of directors and critics in the film industry
  • Identify types of movie genres and various editing styles
Access Timeframe
You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.
Type of Certification
Certificate of Completion
Format of Certification
Digital
Professional Association/Affiliation
Ed4Credit courses are recommended by ACE (American Council on Education) and approx. 2,000 colleges and universities accept ACE CREDIT's® recommended courses.
Method of Obtaining Certification
Credits are displayed on the Certificate of Completion which can be downloaded upon successful completion of a course. Official transcripts must be requested from ACE via a ACE Account.
Additional Details
Students are awarded course credits upon successful completion of a course.

Course Outline

Module Subtopics:

  • Movies and Their Roles in Our Lives
  • Film: Looking for Meaning
  • Evaluating Films
  • Books Movies
  • Elements of a Film
  • From Theaters to Netflix to iPhones
  • Home Video Revolution
  • The Current Film Landscape
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the role movies play in our lives
  • Recognize the meaning of films
  • Define how to evaluate films
  • Differentiate between books and movies
  • Identify elements of a film
  • Identify the home video revolution
  • Recall the current film landscape
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 1
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1

Module Subtopics:

  • Film: Beyond Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • Movies and Escapism
  • Censorship and Hollywood
  • Television and Censorship
  • Pushing the Envelope: Case Studies
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Identify concepts of film
  • Recall aspects of social media relating to film
  • Recognize movies and escapism
  • Define censorship and Hollywood
  • Identify components of television and censorship
  • Recall how to push the envelope
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1

Module Subtopics:

  • Films Start with Stories
  • Narrative Elements in Film
  • Story Time Plot Time
  • Conflict and Character
  • Literacy Elements in Film
  • Themes and Symbolism
  • Metaphor and Allegory
  • Irony
  • How Storytelling Makes the Audience Care About Movies
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall films and how they start with stories
  • Recognize narrative elements in film
  • Differentiate between story time and plot time
  • Identify basics of conflict and character
  • List literacy elements in film
  • Recall the basics of themes and symbolism
  • Identify metaphors and allegory
  • Define irony
  • Recall how storytelling makes the audience care about movies
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2

Module Subtopics:

  • What are Movie Genres?
  • Westerns and Gangster Films
  • Mysteries and Film Noir
  • Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Musicals and Documentaries
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define movie genres
  • Identify types of westerns and gangster films
  • Recall types of mysteries and film noir
  • Recognize horror, fantasy and science fiction
  • Identify romantic comedies
  • Recall types of musicals and documentaries
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 4
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5

Module Subtopics:

  • What Is Mise en Scène?
  • Settings, Props and Costumes
  • The Actor
  • Types of Acting
  • Types of Actors and Casting
  • Auditions
  • The Actor’s Role in Shaping a Film
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define Mise en Scène
  • Identify settings, props and costumes
  • Recognize basics of being an actor
  • Recall types of acting
  • Recognize types of actors and casting
  • Define auditions
  • Identify the actor’s role in shaping a film
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2

Module Subtopics:

  • What is Cinematography?
  • How Does Mise en Scène Relate to Cinematography?
  • Lighting
  • Color
  • Saturation and Desaturation
  • The Camera, Lens and Their Uses
  • Framing
  • Special Effects
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define cinematography
  • Identify the basics of lighting
  • Recall the basics of color
  • Recognize the principles of saturation and desaturation
  • Identify components of the camera, lens and their uses
  • Identify aspects of framing
  • Recognize types of special effects
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 6
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2

Module Subtopics:

  • What is Editing?
  • Rearranging the Story into a Plot
  • The Basics
  • From Frames to Acts
  • Manipulating the Audience
  • Classical Editing Style
  • Rhythm and Pacing
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the basics of editing
  • Recognize how to rearrange the story into a plot
  • Identify the basics of editing
  • Recall the transitions from frames to acts
  • Identify how to manipulate the audience
  • Recognize classical editing styles
  • Identify rhythm and pacing
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5

Module Subtopics:

  • What Does Sound Contribute to Movies?
  • The History of Sound in Film
  • Sound Technology and Equipment
  • Three Basic Categories of Film Sound
  • Sound Effects
  • Music
  • Sound Production Techniques
  • Live Recording
  • Post-Dubbing
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how sound contributes to movies
  • Recall the history of sound in films
  • Identify sound technology and equipment
  • Recognize the three basic categories of film sound
  • Recall types of sound effects
  • Define music
  • Identify sound production techniques
  • Recall components of live recording
  • Recognize post-dubbing effects
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 8
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3

Module Subtopics:

  • What is a Director?
  • The Director as Facilitator
  • Auteur Theory
  • How Directors Do It
  • Subject Matter
  • Working with Actors
  • Alternatives to Traditional Hollywood Style
  • Some Pacesetters
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define a director
  • Identify the director as a facilitator
  • Define auteur theory
  • Recognize how directors do it
  • Recall the basics of subject matter
  • Identify how to work with actors
  • Recognize alternatives traditional Hollywood style
  • Define pacesetters
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 9
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4

Module Subtopics:

  • What is a Critic?
  • Popular and Analytical Criticism
  • Levels of Meaning
  • Explicit and Implicit Content
  • Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation
  • Criticism: Weighing the Balance
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define a critic
  • Identify popular and analytical criticism
  • Recall levels of meaning
  • Recognize explicit and implicit content
  • Identify approaches to analysis and interpretation
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 10
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4

Module Subtopics:

  • Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Module Learning Objectives:
  • N/A
Assignments:
  1. Take the Cumulative Practice Exam – Optional
  2. Review the Proctored Exam Information
  3. Create an Account with Proctor U
  4. Schedule an Exam Time Take the Proctored Final Exam
  5. Take the Cumulative Final Exam
  6. Submit the Course Survey
  7. Print Your Certificate of Completion
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Technical Requirements

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

Course Features

Learn on Your Own
135 Hours
Certification Course

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