Saturday, December 17, 2016

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY cli-fi class Spring 2017 semester ''Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film'' with Prof Paul Bender

Courses in the Spotlight

The department is pleased to offer the following courses:

Spring 2017 Upper-Level Offerings:

WTNG 230: Rhetoric of Film: Writing about Film
with Dr. Paul Bender

T/Th 12:30-1:50

More than a thumbs up/thumbs down, writing about film is an exploration of, among others, audience, genre, author, director, purpose, and context. It is, in a word, rhetorical. This course will emphasize a rhetorical approach to movies through a close reading of a shared text, Director Bong Joon Ho's post-apocalypic, cli-fi thriller, Snowpiercer (2013).

From there, students will venture into movies of interest to them.This theme-based course applies the vocabulary and methods of rhetorical analysis to film with a special emphasis on genre and theme. Students will read and analyze professional reviews and academic analyses in preparation for producing their own. Student will be expected to have viewed the movie (a personal copy is required for the course) prior to the start of class.   (3 credits)
  • Prerequisite: Successful completion (C- or higher) of WTNG 102
  • Fulfills the second of two University Core Curriculum requirements in the University Writing Program
  • Fulfills a course requirement in the Professional and Public Writing Minor and Core Concentration

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