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Last approved: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:13:50 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
crozierj
James
Crozier
CrozierJ@missouri.edu
573/882-0679
Classical Studies
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
schenkerd
David
Schenker
SchenkerD@missouri.edu
573/882-4140
Classical Studies

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Classical Humanities (CL_HUM)
Classical Humanities
3775W
3
 
30
The Ancient World on Film - Writing Intensive
This course explores how classical antiquity has been represented in twentieth and twenty-first-century film, with particular emphasis on the ways in which ancient narratives and iconography have been appropriated by filmmakers to address contemporary cultural issues.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
CL_HUM 1060.
AR_H_A 3775 - The Ancient World on Film
FILM_S 3775 - The Ancient World on Film

Instructor Information

crozierj
James
Crozier
CrozierJ@missouri.edu
573/882-0679
Classical Studies
(numbers only)
NTT Assistant Professor
1014 S. Glenwood Ave. Columbia, MO 65203
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This online class will employ a chat-room function and extensive use ofe-mail communications as additional (albeit informal) avenues of written expression. This course offers a brief survey of Hollywood's depiction of the ancient world in film. The course is essentially an exploration of filmic literature in which students are required to think and write critically as they explore specific ways in which general themes are presented in each of the six films that the students view throughout the course. The genre representative films for this class include: 300 (Greek history), Gladiator (Roman history),The Man Who Would Be King (Ancient Near East / Orientalism), The Ten Commandments (Old Testament), Ben-Hur (New Testament) and The Trojan Women(Classical Drama). This is a "stand alone" course and not part of a sequence.
none
Online
Self paced?
No
20
20
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Words
All Assignments
Students draft ten 400 word essays in the first half of the course, then five 800 word essays in the second half of the course. These short papers will be reviewed by instructor and graded. Two of these essays are revised, and lengthened to 1500 words. So, students write 8000 words of first drafts and 3000 words of revision and expansion. For example, in Gladiator, the competing ideas of freedom and slavery are contrasted throughout the film. Students are asked to explore an expression of this theme in a brief, preliminary writing assignment which might be selected for further development depending upon where Gladiator falls in the division of this self paced course. See above for list of films included in this course, each one with its own competing ideas discussed in online lectures.
Length of assignment:
7500
Instructor
3000
Instructor
10500

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
22.73
Revisions:
9.09
31.82
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Other
self-paced
 
All six short assignments, as well as the larger midterm and final projects, require the student to interpret and assess elements of the films that comprise the course that are open to their own analysis and interpretation(as is the case with the Gladiator example above, q.v.). Students will be given a "crash" introduction in film criticism to assist them in developing their own individual film critiques.
Writing in this course is divided evenly throughout the entire course. Three preliminary assignments are given in each four week half of the course. These assignments provide the basis of the student's midterm and final projects that constitute the majority of the student's grade. The midterm and final papers (1500 word minimum/assignment) constitute the bulk of there drafting and revising that the student is expected to carry out.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

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Additional Comments

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