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Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in film studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical and technical language associated with film studies, including genres, classic narrative form and non-narrative forms, mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, and modes of screen reality.
  2. Demonstrate their critical thinking and analytical skills appropriate to the discipline of film studies.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to employ research skills, including the use of appropriate print and technology sources in the discipline.
  4. Demonstrate their public presentation and listening skills.
  5. Demonstrate their ability to articulate, through close reading and writing, their own worldviews. They will be able to explain and respond thoughtfully to the religious, social, ideological, spiritual, moral, and ethical values implied in film texts through their close readings and reflections.
  6. [Students with an emphasis in digital media production:] Demonstrate their skills in the praxis of film production.