BA Film Studies
- Analyze a film and/or films in relation to style and narrative using film language terminology and differentiate significant film periods, movements, and genres in a final written assignment (exam and/or paper).
- Differentiate significant contexts, periods and film movements within world film history and to apply stylistic film analyses to historical research of global cinemas in a final written assignment (exam and/or paper).
- Apply various theoretical approaches in order to analyze specific films, genres, movements, and styles in a final written assignment (exam and/or paper).
- Use critical writing skills to produce film analysis and/or historical research papers on individually chosen topics
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 1995-1996, 2000-2001, 2010-2011, 2015-2016
2010-2011 review timeline below:
- Self Study: Fall 2010
- External Review/Site Visit: Spring 2011
- External Reviewers Report Submitted: Spring 2011
- Departmental Response Letters to External Report: Spring 2012
- Long Range Planning Council Response: Spring 2012
- Assessment Committee Response: Spring 2012
- Faculty Academic Response: Spring 2012
- Chancellor Response to Program Review: Spring 2013
Institutional Response and Action Items resulting from the Program Review:
- Increased capital budget to upgrade equipment and technology
- Dodge College to create a 5-year-course-offering and enrollment model
- Dodge College to redesign educational effectiveness plans and improve assessment efforts
- Curricula to be examined for increased theoretical content
- Dodge College to create a plan which addresses the issue of faculty mentorship
- Film studies curricula to be updated
See department website for additional information about this program