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Horror Camp: Scary Movies and Critical Thinking

Class
Dr Jeremy Logsdon
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(31)
Students will watch a weekly horror film and analyze it in class during a fun discussion that will incorporate different elements of critical thought.

Class experience

Students will learn how to refine and hone their analytical and critical thinking skills and create a skillset of critical thought that will be applicable to multiple disciplines.
I have an undergraduate degree in English & Allied Language Arts, as well as a Master's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and a doctorate in higher education, which gives me the relevant training and experience to teach the topic of critical thinking and film to older learners.  In addition, I have a minor in Folk Studies and have taken graduate courses in Folk Studies, which gives me the experience and background to discuss the analysis of pop culture, film, and television from a cultural perspective.
Homework Offered
Students will need to watch the movies and take notes for each screening outside of class. Total work required outside of class should not take more than three hours. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and discussion points to class.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students will need to view movies outside of class.  All episodes are available for rent or purchase on digital platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Prime and may be available for streaming on such platforms as Netflix and Hulu.  They may also be available for check out from your local library as they are available on DVD.

Students are highly encouraged to take notes over each film to better contribute to the class discussion and receive the most educational benefit possible from the class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Movies may contain graphic violence, depictions of murder, frightening scenes, adult content, and bad language.  Parents are strongly encouraged to check out the Common Sense Media rating for each film before viewing or to otherwise reach out to the teacher with questions.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(31)
Profile
I have a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and folk studies; a Bachelors of Art in English and Allied Language Arts; a Master of Arts in Education in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English; a Master of Science in Educational Technology, and... 
Group Class

$16

weekly
1x per week
55 min

Completed by 81 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-18 learners per class

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