FA 125 Student EXIT Survey/Course
CRN # 21275 - 4 credits - Mon. & Wed. 10:15 - 11:55 am - DES 1
Instructor: Cora Agatucci
(Worth 10 points possible & Due at Final)
Part I. Spring 2010 FA 125 World Cinema Film Selections
Directions: For each of the following FA 125 World Cinema required films, please indicate whether you do or do not recommend that Cora continue requiring each film when she next teaches this course, and then please briefly explain each of your recommendations.
1. The 400 Blows / Les Quatre cents coups (France, 1959; in French, with English subtitles; Run time: 99 min.; NOT Rated - Cora's guess: PG-13); Director: François Truffaut (b. 1932, Paris, France - d. 1984, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France).
2. Pan’s Labyrinth / El Laberinto del Fauno (Mexico-Spain, 2006; in Spanish, with English subtitles; Run time: 119 min.; RATED R for violence & some language); Director: Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)
3. Gallipoli (Australia, 1981; in English; Run time: 110 min.; Rated: PG); Director: Peter Weir (b. 1944, Sydney, Australia)
4. House of Flying Daggers / Shi mian mai fu (China-Hong Kong, 2004; in Mandarin, with English subtitles; Run time: 113 min.; RATED PG-13 for sequences of stylized martial arts violence, and some sexuality); Director: Zhang Yimou, or Yimou Zhang (b. 1951, Xi'an, Shaaxi, China)
5. Monsoon Wedding (India-USA-France-Italy-Germany, 2001; in English, Hindi, Punjabi, & Urdu, with English subtitles; Run time: 114 min.; RATED R for language, including some sex-related dialogue); Director: Mira Nair (b. 1957, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India)
6. District 9 (New Zealand-South Africa, 2009; in English, Nyanja, Afrikaans & other indigenous South African languages, with English subtitles; Rated: R; Run time: 112 min.) Director: Neill Blomkamp (b. 1979, Johannesburg, South Africa)
additional or alternative World
Cinema films and/or directors would you recommend that Cora assign in future offerings of
this course, and briefly explain why:
Part II. FA 125 World Cinema Learning Outcomes: Self-Ratings & Comments
Directions: Read each of the course Learning Outcomes statements below and rate your knowledge and skill in each area at exit from FA 125 - World Cinema, using this rating scale:
5 = A or Excellent; 4 = B or Very Good; 3 = C or Adequate; 2 = D or Poor; 1 = Failing; 0 = No Experience or Don't Know
Also feel free to add
comments to explain any or all of your self-ratings below.
_____Learning Outcome 1.
Define World Cinema and explain productive approaches (e.g. the value of cross-cultural and
interdisciplinary approaches) to comparative study of world
films and directors.
_____Learning Outcome 2.
Provide accurate "filmographical" information on selected world films
and directors, and demonstrate understanding of key information provided
in a "filmography" especially important to World Cinema studies.
_____Learning Outcome 3.
Identify and apply relevant "contextual" background information significant to analyzing and
understanding selected world films and directors.
_____Learning Outcome 4.
Demonstrate and apply relevant knowledge of principal elements of
narrative film story-telling significant to analyzing and understanding selected world films and
their directors' distinctive film styles.
_____Learning Outcome 5.
Apply useful insights gained from viewing "primary" works (i.e.
the films themselves) and
from reading "secondary" works of film
criticism/commentary to analyze and understand selected world films and directors;
and, in doing so, avoid plagiarism by appropriately citing summaries,
paraphrases, and direct quotations from course and/or outside sources
_____Learning Outcome 6.
Use comparison/contrast analysis to identify and explain significant
similarities and differences among selected world films and/or their
_____Learning Outcome 7.
Extend and apply the knowledge and methods student has learned in this
class to completing the Final Project on a world film not already
studied in this class, the film's director.
Part III. FA 125 World Cinema Course Reflections (OPTIONAL)
Dear Students: If you complete Exit Survey Parts I and II above, you will get full points possible for completing this assignment. You do not have to respond to the following Part III questions if you do not feel comfortable doing so. But Cora would really appreciate your honest responses to either or both of the following questions.
A. Which aspect/s of this course did
you find most valuable in helping you achieve the above course
learning outcomes? And please briefly explain why you thought so.
Which aspect/s of this course did you find least valuable and/or
what change/s would you recommend that Cora make in future
offerings of this course? And please briefly explain why
you thought so.
~Thanks so much, Cora
here: FA 125 Student Exit Survey/Course Reflections - SPRING 2010
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