ADVANCED FILM GENRE - 2017/8

Module code: MFC3038

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

HONESS ROE A Dr (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

20

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PRESENTATION 20%
Coursework ESSAY 80%

Alternative Assessment

Recorded presentation or oral exam (20%)

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.

Module overview

This module engages with a range of films broadly defined as belonging to a single genre. The genre studied will vary according to the convener’s expertise and current research interests. The genre will be studied within the relevant historical, geographical, theoretical and industrial contexts so as to situate the genre within Film Studies more broadly.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content will depend on genre studied. The below is an example of the horror genre:



A consisderation of the following concepts with respect to the horror genre: the self and other; self-reflexive genre and editing; filmic vision and scopophilia; modernity and post-modernity; media, mediation and the paranormal; recording horror; horror in the home.


Films viewed may include: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941); Psycho (1960); Suspira (1978); Ringu (1998); The Blair Witch Project (1999); Paranormal Activity (2009)


Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:



Provide students with the necessary knowledge and analytical skills to be able to understand and analyse film within a generic classification


Encourage students to critique and question genre classification


Help student develop and refine their written and oral skills of film analysis, theorisation and critique



The learning and teaching methods include:



Lecturer presentations using illustrative materials


Seminar discussions


Student presentations


Film screenings


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to discover, explore and interrogate a film genre and to express this knowledge verbally and in writing.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:



Presentation – during teaching weeks

Essay (3000 words) – exam period


Formative assessment and feedback



Verbal feedback to interpretation of films in weekly sessions


Short formative writing assessment, written and verbal feedback provided


Essay outline (feedback provided)


Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED FILM GENRE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mfc3038

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.