Talking about movies : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]
As the Ball State Telecommunications Course Curriculum has changed, the number of Film Studies courses offered has dwindled. Katie Day and Jeff Laub, both pursuing Film Studies minors,,. decided to combat this reduction in courses by teaching a film studies colloquium of their own, Honors 390H, Talking About Movies. Their goal was to form a discussion-based course where students would learn beginning analytical skills through lecture and class conversation. Since the class was going to be targeted at those unfamiliar with viewing films critically, the accepted students were originally limited to non-TCOM students. The instructors worked in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Collier, a professor of English who teaches a Film as Literature class. The instructors also drew upon their past film classes for inspiration in the structuring and execution of their course.