Film Genres

Carolin Kirchner

Film Genres

Film and Television department

Carolin Kirchner

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  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again

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Fall 2019
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Quarter Taken: Fall 2019 Submitted Dec. 26, 2019 Grade Received: P

I thought Carolin was a great professor, and she had a wide range of knowledge on Film Noir. I also really appreciated that this course went in depth with Film Noir rather than with a quantity of film genres. I learned a lot about Film Noir because of this course. I'm glad the movies were screened in James Bridges, and I was so grateful to see so many great flicks on that screen. I had never seen a black and white film before this course except for Following by Christopher Nolan, and I had no idea what film noir was until I saw these films. This course really taught me a lot about the genre, and truth be told, I thought this course defined it really well. Like I actually feel like I know what film noir is. The only qualm I had with the course were the written examinations. There was just so much content to cover in the readings that the examinations felt overwhelming in terms of construction. I felt like I had to know all the dates and names, and I did learn them. I just didn't find much use in it. My constructive feedback for that would be to perhaps make the readings a little more accessible on the slides (since the slides were so dense). There were quite a bit of readings and a more comprehensive study guide for the examinations would help a lot. I made the wrong move and took this class Pass/No Pass when I should’ve used P/NP for Stats because I wound up with an A- in this class. It’s just hard to tell what a grade will be since throughout this course, I felt I was doing poorly until I received my final essay back and got a 96 on it. There are two essays in this course, both of which are relatively straightforward and act as a cushion for (written response only) examinations. Those essays are just a single scene analysis on a noir movie of your choice, the first essay is 3 pages and the second is 6 pages. The examinations themselves are pretty much all written responses and cover almost all of the readings, so it’s important you understand the overarching concepts. The movies themselves were phenomenal, each class there was a different screening. That alone should be a great reason why you should take the course since most of those films are shown online or anywhere else. Overall, I loved this course and would recommend it to any one of my friends as a well-rounded, beneficial GE.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
  • Would Take Again
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