Specific Goals of This Course - Film 101: Introduction to Film and Media Studies
Film 101 is meant to be a broad introduction into the field of film and media studies. For this reason alone this course fulfills nearly every learning goal specific to the program listed above, although it is hardly as in-depth in specific areas compared to other courses (i.e. Film 250, 251 & 252 and all 300-level seminars). The only exception is #6, since there will be no actual production in this course as that requires a course on its own (Film 220). Film 101 certainly will help you achieve the long-term goals listed (#9-12), that you can take with you after you graduate. (This does apply to your actual every day life in the future.)
Film 101 is not a film and media appreciation course, even though I sincerely hope it deepens your appreciation for film, television and other media forms. Instead, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to critically analyze visual media.
I hope the course will intensify the passion and interest you already have by teaching you to watch visual media with a new level of attention and expertise. But I hope that this will help you even if you never take another film or media class in your life. How so?
In short, this course is relevant even to those of you who will only have a casual interest in films, televisions and other visual media per se.