Course Description

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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.

HUM 104: Film Appreciation

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • 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
Course Language English
Course Length 135 hours/4 Months (120 Days)
Course Code HUM 104
Number of Credits 3

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

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Course Outline

Module 1 - Movies for Fun & Profit, Art & Communication
Module 2 - Film and Its Impact on Society
Module 3 - Storytelling
Module 4 - Movie Genres
Module 5 - Mise en Scène and Actors
Module 6 - Cinematography
Module 7 - Editing
Module 8 - Sound and Music
Module 9 - Directing and Style
Module 10 - Criticism and Analysis
Module 11 - Steps to Course Completion

 

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