Course: British and American Film I

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Course title British and American Film I
Course code KAJ/BAK1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
14 weeks: 1-2: Theory and practice of film-making 3-14: Watching, discussing and interpreting 5 films in English

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
This course is a survey of the classical era of film in English. Through an examination of various cinematic forms, styles, and genres, following a historical chronology, the course aims to develop the critical skills crucial to the discourse of Film Studies. Such a critical evaluation of cinema demands an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from such disparate sources as: aesthetics, art history, cultural studies, and literary studies. In addition to developing an understanding of the critical tools available to us, the course is designed to provide a wide survey of English and American film.
Students will critically interpret classic films from the USA and UK viewed in and out of class while learning the history of film in the English speaking countries.
Prerequisites
Minimum level of English: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation, written test, one essay and journal
Recommended literature
  • Birth of a Nation, D. W. Griffith, 1915.
  • Citizen Kane, Orson Welles, 1941.
  • North by Northwest, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959.
  • The Man With the Golden Arm, Otto Preminger, 1955.
  • War and Peace, King Vidor, 1956.
  • Wuthering Heights, Merle Oberou, 1939.
  • Ashby J.:. British Cinema, Past and Present. Routledge, 2000.
  • Bordwell D., Thompson K.:. Film History: An Introduction. McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Cook D.:. A history of narrative film. New York 1990.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter