THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† ††5009S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 03/19/09

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

 

APC Document 36:†††††††††††††††††† Change credit hours and description for MCOM 483, Film Criticism

 

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Effective Date: Fall 2009

 

 

1.Delete:†††††††† On pg. 202, the entry for MCOM 483:

 

††††† 483 ††††† Film Criticism (3)

Writing film criticism. Examines major theories of film criticism, including the work of Kracauer, Bazin, Eisenstein, Arnheim, Barthes and Metz. Odd years Spring.

 

 

Add:†††††††††† On pg. 202, in place of deleted entry:

 

483  ††††††Film Criticism (4)

This course develops a studentís ability to engage in film scholarship. Students hone writing skills through a series of papers focusing on different approaches to film criticism, ranging from journalistic to more theoretical approaches.Prerequisite: MCOM 104; or permission of instructor. Offered once per year.

 

 

Impact:

Students will receive an additional credit for this elective††

 

Rationale:

This course was overlooked when the department moved its skills courses to 4 credit hours to accommodate an increase in their writing, design or video laboratory component. The course has been meeting on a 4-hour basis. The revised description better reflects the actual content and activities in the course.