|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: Assessed essay (1,500-2,000 words)||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written exam.||70%|
On completion of this module students should have a better awareness of cinematic techniques in general, an understanding of how films relate to specific social contexts and an appreciation of the way that film brings a new dimension to the treatment of themes in comparison with other genres.
The course is designed to provide an introduction to Spanish cinema. More specifically, the course allows for an appreciation of the adaptation of literary works for the cinema. Four very different films are studied on this course - each of which reveals much about the the social and political context of their making.
There will be four hours devoted to each film. The first will deal with the literary source and the remainder will consist of a close study of the film. The final hour for each film will be conducted as a seminar.
This module is at CQFW Level 4