Film Studies Learning Outcomes
- IR meeting with Chair
- Drafted questions and outcomes used as discussion starter at FLS committee meeting
- 5-college and interdisciplinary nature of major poses unique challenges
- Learning Goals initial thoughts
- Institution-Level Outcomes (related to essential capacities)
- Research competently, think critically, and write clearly about the moving image. Show the ability to sustain an argument and conduct appropriate in-depth research (scholarship, criticism, and other work).
- Some Proposed Discipline Specific Outcomes (in part linked to 2 core courses Intro to Film Studies and Film Theory):
- Have an analytical relationship with media; know what to do with it and how to use it.
- Have the capacity to act as a critical user of media production, not just a consumer (know how to use it, don’t just let it use you).
- Be able to write about the moving image from historical, creative and analytical perspectives.
- Understand spectatorship.
- Understand cinematic and other media specificity
- Learning Outcomes Questions – How coherent is the curriculum for Smith students given the nature of an interdisciplinary department with affiliated faculty who are not Film Studies scholars? What is the effect of 5-college component of the major?
- Potential Assessment Design
- Examine existing artifacts for outcomes
- seminar papers
- special studies projects
- capstone courses
Selected Departmental Learning Goals