Writing Film Reviews (A filmkritikák nyelvezete) in spring 2015
Prescott, Frank, Wed 17:15–18:45, R 315/a, host: DEAL (R306)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-001
description & set texts
The purpose of this course is to explore higher level writing skills through a range of topics related to British film and television productions. As well as writing your own critical reviews and essays on current films and televison productions in different styles and formats, there will be a lot of reading to do – mostly articles and reviews but including some theoretical texts as well – and every student will be required to prepare at least one formal presentation lasting around 12-15 minutes. Students will also be expected to discuss topics actively in class, and there will be an obligatory vocabulary learning requirement of at least 400 new words to be selected from the readings given. You will also be expected to work on improving your style and your language accuracy in terms of grammar and punctuation. This is not just a course for those who like watching and reading about films; it is a writing development course built around the topic of films and film making.
requirements & assessment
In addition to the requirements mentioned above, active participation in class and submitting homework tasks on time is expected. Assessment will be based on grade point average, in-class participation, attendance and punctuality.