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KE180 - Film and Media Analysis

Course dates: Every Wednesday during weeks 18-22 inclusive
Times: 13:00-15:00
Number of hours: 10 hours (5 x 2 hour sessions)
Employability Points: 25 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

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Film and Media Analysis

Course outline

 

Session 1: Audio-visual basics

We will cover the basics of film and audio-visual analysis: Mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound. You will develop a basic vocabulary which will help you to verbalise what a film is doing and if it is doing it well

Session 2: Visual stories

How do stories work and why are we so preoccupied with them? We will cover some basic narrative theory and philosophy, and learn to analyse the inner mechanics of stories. We will also consider techniques which are special to visual storytelling and deal with issues concerning truth and objectivity.

Session 3: Metaphors are everywhere

You might not have thought about metaphors a lot, but you do often think in metaphors: they pop up everywhere. We will introduce cognitive theories that help us to understand the importance of metaphors and consider how visual media, from marketing to propaganda, have tried to cash in on the persuasive force of metaphors. 

Session 4: Rhetoric and emotions

We continue with issues of persuasion and rhetoric focusing on how visual media can get our emotions going. Ever wondered which emotional buttons Disney films push (and how), or why disgust is an ally of anti-smoking campaigns? You’ll find out as we deal with some psychology and philosophy of emotion.

Session 5: Satire, parody and other complex media

We finish with some more complex media. What is satire and why is it actually not what The Onion does? What is parody and how does it differ from pastiche? Why is irony not simply saying the opposite of what you really mean? Mastering these complex concepts, you will have moved beyond the basic concepts to analyse film and audio-visual media. 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • use sophisticated vocabulary to analyse film and other visual media
  • apply specialised concepts including irony, parody, satire, metaphor, emotional effect and narrative
  • understand what visual media do and how they are trying to influence audience

 

KE181 - Arabic Taster Session

Date: Wednesday week 21 (13 March)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 in CHSR3 OR 16:00 - 17:00 in SIBSR2
Number of hours: 1 hour sessions
Employability Points: 5 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

MandarinArabic Taster Session

 

Course outline

Discover World Languages-Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of one (or all) of the following languages: Arabic and its regions, Japanese, Mandarin and/or Russian. No previous experience with any of the above languages is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, students will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce themselves in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Gain some understanding of key traditions of relevant country
  • Read and pronounce a range of simple key words in relevant target language
  • Engage in basic everyday communication in relevant target language
  • Introduce themselves in target language
  • Greetings and goodbyes

KE182 - Japanese Taster Session

Date: Wednesday week 21 (13 March)
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 in SIBSR2
Number of hours: 1 hour sessions
Employability Points: 5 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

MandarinJapanese Taster Session

 

Course outline

Discover World Languages-Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of one (or all) of the following languages: Arabic and its regions, Japanese, Mandarin and/or Russian. No previous experience with any of the above languages is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, students will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce themselves in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Gain some understanding of key traditions of relevant country
  • Read and pronounce a range of simple key words in relevant target language
  • Engage in basic everyday communication in relevant target language
  • Introduce themselves in target language
  • Greetings and goodbyes

KE183 - Mandarin Chinese Taster Session

Date: Wednesday week 21 (13 March)
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 in SIBSR2
Number of hours: 1 hour sessions
Employability Points: 5 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

MandarinMandarin Taster Session

 

Course outline

Discover World Languages-Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of one (or all) of the following languages: Arabic and its regions, Japanese, Mandarin and/or Russian. No previous experience with any of the above languages is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, students will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce themselves in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Gain some understanding of key traditions of relevant country
  • Read and pronounce a range of simple key words in relevant target language
  • Engage in basic everyday communication in relevant target language
  • Introduce themselves in target language
  • Greetings and goodbyes

KE184 - Russian Taster Session

Date: Wednesday week 21 (13 March)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 in SIBSR2
Number of hours: 1 hour sessions
Employability Points: 5 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

MandarinRussian Taster Session

 

Course outline

Discover World Languages-Taster Sessions are for beginners who would like to have a taster session of one (or all) of the following languages: Arabic and its regions, Japanese, Mandarin and/or Russian. No previous experience with any of the above languages is required. Through an introduction of the habits and culture, students will gain some understanding of key traditions, learn and pronounce a range of simple key words, engage in basic everyday communication, introduce themselves in the target language, learn simple greetings and farewell phrases

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Gain some understanding of key traditions of relevant country
  • Read and pronounce a range of simple key words in relevant target language
  • Engage in basic everyday communication in relevant target language
  • Introduce themselves in target language
  • Greetings and goodbyes

 

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