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FM2001 Modern World Cinemas

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:3.00 pm Tue and Fri, 7.00 - 10.00 pm Tue (screening)

This module continues the exploration of issues of film history and historiography which began in FM1002. It introduces students to significant cinematic developments across the second half of the twentieth century (such as, among others, the French Nouvelle Vague, New German cinema, New Latin American cinema, African cinema, New Hollywood, etc), providing exposure to the work of some of the most significant cineastes in the world. The exploration of the history of film art is strongly contextualised, to foster adequate understanding of the multiple forces shaping cinematic production and distribution, and of the complex dynamics of world cinema. The module includes weekly screenings of key cinematic texts.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Film Studies

UG Pre-requisite(s):FM1001
UG Modules required for:FM2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 x 1-hour lectures, a 1-hour seminar and screening (typically 2 hours)
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 50
  • Guided independent study: 150

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr A Jain
Module teaching staff:Dr A Jain, Dr M Cowan, Dr P Lovatt, Dr D Hanlon, Prof D Iordanova