Course: American Culture and Language in Movie

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Course title American Culture and Language in Movie
Course code UJP/AWM
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Irons Richard, B. A.
Course content
Week 1: Introduction, the genre of comedy Week 2: Minorities in the UK Week 3: Scottish, Irish and Welsh films Week 4: Romance in film Week 5: Film in contemporary society Week 6: Film made for TV Week 7: Black comedy in films Week 8: Hollywood genre Week 9: Historical films Week 10: Social realism in film Week 11: Horror films Week 12: Youth movements in film. Film review due. (students' own choice of film) Week 13: Review and evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Practicum
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 25 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students can: understand film selections in the English language participate in group discussions describe particular situations write structured essays on assigned topics
learning outcomes
Students can: understand local dialects of the English language notice different aspects of British and American culture present their own attitudes and actively participate in discussions describe the main characters and retell the plot
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • COYNE, M. American National Identity in the Hollywood Western. I.B. Tauris: New York.
  • HAINES,S. Advanced Skills Book. CUP, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-5321050.
  • MATTHEWS, L. History of Western Movies. Random House: New York, 1984.
  • MONACO,J. How to Read a Film. OUP, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-532105-0.

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