MDST 330

Topics in Film Studies

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Subject matter for this course varies, as it is designed to allow in-depth analysis of unique topics relating to films and their audiences. Regular topics such as American Indians in Film, Women in Film, and Cinema as Literature are featured. Students should consult the Class Schedule for particular topics and descriptions. Some of the courses are cross-listed with other departments such as Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies.

Special information

Note: This course may be taken twice for credit as long as the topic is different.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and an informed personal reaction to selected films/topic in written analysis.
  • Demonstrate through an analytic criteria, an awareness of the scope and variety of chosen topic in film based on themes, directors or other categories.
  • Evaluate selected works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context or evaluate the artistic/creative elements in the film.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.