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LIBS 7014 - Film and Theatre: An Active Audience

Liberal Studies Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

In this course students will learn how to watch movies and read plays with a critical eye. In the discussions about movies the focus will be on the "grassroots creativity" - fan movies and video games - as responses to media industry dominance. Also, the topics such as film, theatre and politics, Hollywood versus independent films, and film and art will be explored. During the course there will be a few screenings of some cult movies such as Blade Runner, Casablanca, and Pulp Fiction. After completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to engage in critique relevant to both film and theatre media texts.


BCIT ENGL 1177, or 6 credits BCIT Communication at 1100-level or above, or 3 credits of a university/college first-year social science or humanities course.





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 81064

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Apr 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 15 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 207


Sanja Garic-Komnenic

Course Outline




  1. FINAL EXAMS: All final exams MUST be written at BCIT during the last week of the course on the designated dates and times given at course start.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the assigned readings.
  • Engage in critique relevant to both film and theatre media texts.
  • Answer and ask important questions related to the assigned plays and films.
  • Engage in discussions of the theoretical concepts, applications of the theories and perspectives, and broader issues and considerations.

Effective as of Fall 2010

Related Programs

LIBS 7014 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration

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Libs 7014 Course Reader (Sept 2013)
Author Libs
Publisher Acc
Binding Paperback
Price $34.95


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