Semesters

FLM101 Introduction to film history

Course code: 
FLM101
Duration: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
5
Level of study: 
Foundation level (bachelor’s degree level)
Emnenamn på Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Introduction to film history
Teaching semester: 
2021 Spring
Program of study: 
AMFB
Assessment semester: 
2021 Spring
Language of instruction: 
English
Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Course content

The course will present some excerpts from film history and films central to these. Each semester will deal with different themes/era and the films included will be balanced between animation, documentary and fiction. The course will stimulate the students to further explore film history. 

Students that want to apply for this course can contact studentsørvis studentsorvis@hivolda.no, or Trygve Selnes Nielsen trygven@hivolda.no.

Learning outcome

In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will have following learning outcome after completing the course:

Learning outcome knowledge

After completing the course the students will:

  • have a basic knowledge of film history and the themes discussed
  • have a basic knowledge of film theory relevant to the screened films
  • have knowledge of the context surrounding the screened films and be able to place them in a historical and esthetical context
Learning outcome skills

After completing the course the students will:

  • be able to reflect upon a film's place in society and film history
  • be able to write about film, and apply relevant theory in this writing
Learning outcome qualification

The students will

  • have seen some important films from the history of cinema
  • have a theoretical fundament to further view films with a critical and observant eye
Working and learning activities

Weekly screenings with an introduction by the lecturer. 

Assessment requirements

 

 

Evaluation system
Minimum number of students: 
5
Maximum number of students: 
30
Person in charge: 
Trygve Selnes Nielsen
This course is part of these study programs
AMFB
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
Home examIndividual 1WeekA-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade100Final assessment is based on an essay which will discuss one of the screened films. The text will reflect on the historical and esthetical context of the film. It will be given one final grade. The exam should be handed in through Inspera.Essay around 2500 words.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Home exam
Grouping:Individual
Duration: 1
Type of duration:Week
Grading scale:A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Proportion:100
Comment:Final assessment is based on an essay which will discuss one of the screened films. The text will reflect on the historical and esthetical context of the film. It will be given one final grade. The exam should be handed in through Inspera.
Supported material:
Scope:Essay around 2500 words.
Approval signature: 
Odd Ragnar Hunnes 07.03.20