Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

History of Cinema
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)

Coordinating teacher: CAMARERO GOMEZ, MARIA GLORIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Bring the students into contact with knowledge of the major movements, schools, genres, styles, writers and works in the history of the cinema. An additional aim is to provide them with the analytical tools which will allow them to take an in-depth look at the meaning of the language of the cinema and how it relates to the Humanities.
Description of contents: programme
1. The Origins of Cinema 2. The Filmic Language 3. Cinema in Europe before WW II 4. The Golden Age of Hollywood 5. Cinema in Europe after WW II: Neorealism and New Cinemas 6. From Old to New Hollywood 7. Cinema in the Postmodern and Digital Eras
Learning activities and methodology
The course consists of lectures and presentations by the students. The lectures will include the active participation of the students. The main content of all these activities is the analysis of cinema from a formal, historical and symbolical perspective. In-class sessions account for approx. 40 hours (1.5 ECTS). Student homework accounts for approx. 80 hours (3 ECTS), i.e. approx. 6 weekly hours during the teaching period (weeks 1 to 14). Tutorials and writing the assignments and the final exam account for approx. 40 hours (1.5 ECTS) during weeks 15 to 18.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • CAMARERO, G. Madrid en el cine de Pedro Almodóvar. Akal. 2017
  • CAMARERO, G.. Ciudades europeas en el cine. Akal. 2013
  • CAMARERO, G.. Ciudades americanas en el cine. Akal. 2017
  • NOWELL-SMITH, Geoffrey (ed.). The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press. 1997
  • THOMPSON, Kristin. Film History: an Introduction. McGraw-Hill. 2002

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.