FTVM 150 - Introduction to Film, Television, and Media
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Lab Fee:
25.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces students to different ways of engaging critically with audiovisual media. Students will learn to analyze key aspects of film, television, and digital media, and to develop critical arguments about them that draw on different kinds of evidence.

By the end of the semester, you will know…

  • How to recognize and analyze formal features of film, drawing on the appropriate terminology
  • How to understand the developments and forms of television in relation to social, cultural, technological, and industrial developments
  • How to engage critically with digital culture by viewing online content and video games within frameworks of technology, culture, and ideology
  • How to think about the interaction between media forms and their audiences, spectators, and users
  • How to develop critical arguments about film, television, and media both in writing and in audiovisual form
In short, FTVM 150 is designed to enhance your critical literacy in film, television, and digital media, and your ability to create well-supported analyses and arguments about media and other cultural forms.

Course Requirements:

Three unit tests, short written and audiovisual essays, participation.

Intended Audience:

Any undergraduate student with an interest in developing a better critical understanding of audiovisual cultures.

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour interactive lecture sessions, one 50-minute discussion section, and one screening session per week.

Schedule

FTVM 150 - Introduction to Film, Television, and Media
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11234
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 Online
14206
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TBA
Note: The screening lab, section 002, of this course will be held remote and asynchronously.
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11235
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11236
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11237
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Tu 6:00PM - 7:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11238
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
11239
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11240
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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