Martha Nochimson, Film Critic and Writer / Covering David Lynch, Soap Opera, The Sopranos, David Chase, and Film Writing

World On Film

Sample Syllabi For Use With World On Film: An Introduction

Note on the Logistics of Screenings:

The design of the five syllabi that follow presumes that where the plan calls for "showing clips" they will be screened in class as part of the class discussion. Where the plan calls for a "screening," however, the assumption is that either the students will see the film on their own outside of class or that there will be screenings arranged outside of the class period for the class to see the film together. The syllabi are also predicated on the expectation that students will view films in their entirety before the class periods in which they will be discussed. The syllabi presume classes that meet twice a week for an hour and a half each. But they can easily be modified to fit classes that meet either three times a week or for a whopping three hours once a week.

For the first class of each semester, it is suggested that you take advantage of the online photo gallery of the stills from World on Film: An Introduction, to show Figure 1 from "Introduction to Part I," pp. 222, since many students may not have their books at that time.

Syllabus A: Survey of (Inter)national Film Cultures

Syllabus B: Compass Points Of International Film: France, Italy, Japan, And India

Syllabus C: World Cinema And Propaganda

Syllabus D: Postnational Cinema

Syllabus E: The Construction of Femininities In World Film: What is the Spectrum of International Images of Women?

Syllabus E: The Construction of Femininities In World Film: What is the Spectrum of International Images of Women?

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