Week 1
6th Sept (W)

Topic: Introduction to the class
In-class exercise: visual literacy

 
8th Sept (F)

Topic: What is visual literacy?
Visual literacy and media literacy
VPATH goals and how the class fits in

CJN152readlogo: Emanuel, Challons-Lipton, Baker “The Cultural Image Literacy Assessment: One hundred images every American should know” (13 pages)


 
Week 2
11th Sept (M)

Topic 1: Film Form
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 50-6
CJN152conceptslogo: Form as pattern; form vs content; formal expectations; conventions and experiences

12th Sept (Tu): Last day to add/register

Review online quiz (trial)

Online Quiz (trial) – points will be counted as bonus

Due: 10th Sept (Su) at 23:00

on Bb

13th Sept (W)

Topic 1
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 57-61
CJN152readlogo: Lee “Ideology”
CJN152conceptslogo: Form and feelings; form and meaning; ideology



 
15th Sept (F)

Topic 1
In-class exercise: forms and meaning-making

Good example 1

Good example 2

 
Week 3

18th Sept (M)

Topic 2: The photographic image
Introduction to Topic 2

Review Quiz 1

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 159-164
CJN152readlogo: Place “Women in film noir” (11 pages of text)
CJN152conceptslogo: tone; exposure

Introduction to Creative Work 1
instruction
Grading rubric

In-class exercise: matching concepts and keywords

Example: women in film noir (pt 1)


Quiz 1 online

Due: 17th Sept (Su) at 23:00

20th Sept (W)

Topic 2

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 164-172
CJN152conceptslogo: speed; perspectives

Sample of work for Creative Work 1

 
22nd Sept (F)

Topic 2

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 172-177
CJN152conceptslogo: Depth of field; focus; special effect

Examples: Sherlock “A study in pink” and/or “a scandal in Belgravia”

 

Week 4

25th Sept (M)

Topic 2
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 177-187
CJN152conceptslogo: Framing; dimensions; onscreen and offscreen space

Review Quiz 2

26th Sept (Tu): Last day to drop without a W

Quiz 2 online
Due: 24th (Su) at 23:00

27th Sept (W)

Topic 2

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 187-203, 209-215
CJN152conceptslogo: camera position and movement; duration of the image

Sample of work for Creative Work 1 (cont.)

 
29th Sept (F)

Topic 2

CJN152conceptslogo: camera position and movement; duration of the image

 

 



Week 5

2nd Oct (M)

Topic 2

Exhibition of creative work 1
(See Week 4 Lesson 3 for instruction and rubric)

Review Quiz 3

In-class exercise: exhibition guest book comments


Creative work 1

Instruction
Grading rubric

Quiz 3 online
Due: 1st Oct (Su) at 23:00

4th Oct (W)

Topic 2
Conclusion

Topic 3: Mise-en-scene
Introduction to Topic 3

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 154-158
CJN152readlogo: Lane & Richter “The feminist poetics of Sofia Coppola” (12 pages)

 

In-class quiz 1

6th Oct (F)

Topic 3
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 112-124
CJN152readlogo: Berger “The house as a symbol of femininity” (pp. 62-64)
CJN152conceptslogo: setting; costume and make up

Examples: women's space in film set and tv set

Introduction to Paper 1: analysis of mise-en-scene

Instruction

Rubric

 
Week 6
9th Oct (M) No class held; university closed; Fall Holiday

10th Oct (Tu) Suffolk Monday

Topic 3
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 124-140
CJN152conceptslogo: lighting; staging

Review Quiz 4

Examples: women in film noir (pt 2)



Quiz 4 online
Due 9th Oct (M) at 23:00

11th Oct (W)

Topic 3
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 140-154
CJN152conceptslogo: time; space


Paper 1 practice
Example: Orlando

Special topic: feminist analysis of film aesthetics (pt 1)
CJN152readlogo: De Lauretis “Aesthetic and feminist theory” (21 pages)



 
13th Oct (F)

Topic 3

Paper 1 check in

Topic 4: Journalistic images (semiotics)

Introduction to Topic 4

CJN152readlogo: Berger “signs and semiotics” (pp. 5-7)
CJN152conceptslogo: signifier; signified; sign

In-class exercise: denotation, connotation

Paper 1 due

Week 7

16th Oct (M)

Topic 4: Journalistic images (difference)
CJN152readlogo: Berger “Representation and difference” (pp. 141-43)
CJN152conceptslogo: difference; the Other

Conclusion to Topic 4

Review Quiz 5

In-class exercise: Peter Souza's pictures/trolling

Quiz 5 online
Due 15th Oct (Su) at 23:00

18th Oct (W)

Topic 5: Editing
Introduction to Topic 5

CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 216-219

Introduction to Creative Work 2

In-class exercise: order of events

Paper 1 due: Analysis of mise-en-scene

Instruction

Rubric

Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
20th Oct (F)

Topic 5
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 219-227
CJN152conceptslogo: dimensions (graphic; rhythmic; spatial; temporal)


Week 8
23rd Oct (M)

Topic 4: Journalistic images (editing)
CJN152readlogo: Bull, Negrine, & Hawn "Telling it like it is or just telling a good story?" (replacing "Television news and the symbolic criminalisation of young people")

Review Quiz 6

Work on Creative work 2

Instruction

Pulp fiction dialogues

Pulp fiction screen shots are on Bb (left-hand panels)

Early Alert Grades

Quiz 6 online
Due: 22nd Oct (Su) at 23:00

25th Oct (W)

Topic 5
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 231-233, 251-259
CJN152conceptslogo: continuity; crosscutting; temporal continuity; discontinuity

Work on Creative work 2


 
27th Oct (F)

Topic 5

Work on Creative work 2
(tentative) Critique of Creative Work 2

Sample
A
B
C

Topic 6: Genre analysis
Sports film
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 346-9

Creative work 2 (tentatively due at 12:30 p.m.)

Week 9

30th Oct (M)

Topic 6
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 326-331, 335-337

What is documentary film?

Introduction to Paper 2: sports documentary

Example: 9-Man (excerpt)

Extra credit 1: 9-Man
Screening: Oct 31 2017 (Tue)
9:25 - 10:40 a.m.
414 at 20 Somerset




Critique of Creative Work 2

1st Nov (W)

Topic 6
CJN152readlogo: “Introduction: What is genre?” (pp. 1-7) “comedy” (pp. 61-70) in Creeder
CJN152conceptslogo: sketch comedy; sitcom

Extra credit 1: 9-Man
Director Q&A: Nov 2 2017 (Thur)
9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
414 at 20 Somerset



In-class quiz 2
3rd Nov (F)

Topic 6
CJN152readlogo: “popular entertainment” (pp. 76-86) in Creeder
CJN152conceptslogo: quiz show; talk show

What is documentary film?

Watch in class: Kokoyakyu High School Baseball

Mid-term grade

Paper 2 instruction
Grading rubric

3rd Nov (F) – Last day to drop without a F

Quiz 7 online
Due on 2nd Nov (Th) at 23:00
Week 10

6th Nov (M)

Special guest: Ken Eng, director of Kokoyakyu High School Baseball

Topic 6
Documentary
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 350-353
CJN152conceptslogo: What is documentary? Fictional/non-fictional boundary


 

8th Nov (W)

Topic 6
CJN152readlogo: Film Art pp. 353-356
CJN152conceptslogo: Genres; forms; categorical form

Watch in class (cont.): Kokoyakyu High School Baseball (including scenes replayed)

In-class exercise: Kokoyakyu notes comparison in class

Draft paper 2

9th Nov (Thu) Replay of Kokoyakyu - not for extra credits
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
295 Sargent


10th Nov. (F) – no class held; university closed; Veteran's Day


 
Week 11

13th Nov (M)

Topic 6: TV Genre 1

In-class exercise: analysis of TV genre


 
15th Nov (W)

Topic 6: TV Genre 2

In-class exercise: cross over genre


 
17th Nov (F)

Topic 5: News editing

Topic 6
Introduction to the final project

Paper 2 due


Paper 2 instruction
Grading rubric

Week 12
20th Nov (M)

Topic 6
Special topic: feminist analysis of film aesthetics (pt 2)
CJN152readlogo: Lesage “the political aesthetics of the feminist documentary film” (16 pages)

Conclusion to Topic 6

Background of Grey Gardens

Flow chart of Final project

Instruction

Rubric

22nd-24th (W)-(F) – no classes held; university closed; Thanksgiving Recess

In-class Quiz 3

Week 13

27th Nov (M)

Topic 6
Form groups for final project
Define roles in group

In-class practice: Grey Gardens (documentary vs. fictional film)

 
29th Nov (W)

Topic 6
Choose film in group
Watch film and two clips at home

In-class practice: Grey Gardens (cont.)

 
1st Dec (F)

Topic 6
Group work: final project
Instructor check in

 
Week 14

4th Dec (M)

Topic 6
Group work: final project
Instructor check in

 
6th Dec (W)

Topic 6
Group work: presentation
Instructor check in

 
8th Dec (F)

Topic 6
Presentation of final project (four groups)

Instruction

Rubric


Final project presentation
Day 1

Week 15
11th Dec (M)

Topic 6
Presentation of final project (three groups)

Instruction

Rubric

 

Examination revision

13th Dec (W) Reading Day

Final project presentation
Day 2


Final project due
15th Dec (F) at 23:00

Instruction

Rubric

Exam

19th Dec (Tu) – Final examination
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Same venue

Review guide

22nd Dec (F) Grade due at 5:00 p.m.