Week 5 – Discussion 2 ENG225: Introduction to Film ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
This discussion forum will be assessed on a 10-point scale and is worth 5% of your final grade.
Reflecting on How Film Analysis Applies to Your World [WLOs: 3] [CLOs: 1, 5, 6]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 10 from the course textbook.
As you prepare to write your overall reflection of your time in this course, take a few moments to review your discussion posts over the past 4 weeks.
Reflect on the analysis process and how you have learned to more thoroughly analyze film as well as how rigorous study of film enhances your development as a student and thinker. In this 300- to 500-word reflection, review your initial post from the “Post Your Introduction” discussion in Week 1, and consider how your ability to analyze movies has changed or grown.
In this course, you have learned a variety of skills such as analysis, critique, the elements of storytelling, and have a greater understanding of many of the various roles that contribute to making a film. Discuss how the skills you have learned apply to areas of your life beyond film and how they could impact your future career. Your reflection should be personal and exploratory in nature.
Address the following questions in your reflection:
What can be gained through analyzing film?
How has this changed the way you view movies?
How are you able to use film theory and criticism to find and interpret meaning in movies?
In what ways has this course changed your understanding of how movies are related to society?
What are the top two skills you have developed during this course, and how might those skills be added to your resume or LinkedIn profile to benefit your future career or current profession?
For this discussion, responding to your peers is optional but encouraged. However, feel free to share your thoughts about other students’ reflections. Make sure to communicate in a respectful and positive way. This step is optional but encouraged. Due to the reflective nature of this discussion, your instructor may not comment in the forum.
Your initial post is due on Day 3 (Thursday). Replies are optional but you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality and depth of your post.