(LO1) Students should be able to give an intelligent and informed account of how any film (from whatever culture) is put together, the ways in which it engages its audience and the messages it conveys.
(LO2) Students will develop thorough and perceptive powers of observation and interpretation of the elements of a cinematic text both visual and aural
(LO3) Students will be able to explain their observations in a structured way, in written analyses and also orally in front of a class, in the latter case using visual aids when appropriate.
(LO4) Students will be able to insert their detailed observations into a thematic or historical context in order to show how a particular film deals with larger issues, and to construct a well-written essay to explain their ideas.
(LO5) Students should have a basic overview of major directors and trends in the history of the cinema in France, which will enable them to see other French films in their historical and artistic context.
(S1) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the cultures, linguistic contexts, history, politics, geography, and social and economic structures of the societies of the country of the target language
(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)
(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Communicating for audience
(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis
(S5) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning
(S6) Successfully apply a close reading to a text of the target language
(S7) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness
(S8) Working in groups and teams - Listening skills
(S9) Personal attributes and qualities - Willingness to take responsibility
(S10) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation