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FM2001   Modern World Cinemas

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FM1001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour lectures, a 1-hour seminar and screening (typically 2 hours)

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 150

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr P Lovatt, Dr E. Girelli