Final Research Paper instruction:
Students will write a 7-8 page formal, academic essay with a developed thesis statement on a specific film (or films/media objects), studio, artist, topic, or issue in animation. Students may choose to write about a film or other media object seen outside of class (subject to the approval of the course instructor).
Your essay must:
– use a theoretical and/or historical concept(s)/text(s) to illuminate a film(s), filmmaker(s), film movement(s), technique(s), genre, or some other phenomenon in animation, AND/OR
– use history/criticism of a film(s), filmmaker(s), film movement(s), techniques(s), genre, or some other animation phenomenon to illuminate a theoretical and/or historical concept(s)/ text(s)
– use a minimum of THREE relevant sources (readings) assigned in class AND reference at least TWO ADDITIONAL SCHOLARLY SOURCES (academic articles, book chapters, etc.)
• The focus of your essay should be on animation theory, history, and/or criticism
• This is a course about animation, so you MUST address the role(s) of animation as, alternatively or in any combination, a technology, methodology, aesthetic, ideology, genre, mode, and/or authorial signature
Attached Files: readings assigned in class & guidelines for proposal
The proposal has no clear thesis. You can use this or re-write.