5 points additional guidelines H u m a n i t i e s
For this paper, you will produce a review of a film through a sociological lens, focusing on intersectionality. Pick a film that you can watch over and over again and can pause/play throughout. A movie on DVD or streaming online (e.g. Netflix) is best.
This is not a summary of the film but an analysis of the film using sociological concepts that we have discussed and read about throughout the semester.
USE THE FILM: GET OUT (2017)
You must analyze the film using sociological concepts that we have discussed and read about throughout the semester. For the analysis, please answer the following questions:
In the introduction of your paper, include a brief synopsis of the film, and describe the main characters, including their character names. 5 points
Using your sociological imagination, what is your review of this movie? Make sure to review the sociological imagination on our Canvas Module 5 when responding to this question, and include a definition. 5 points
Analyze this film using intersectionality. Race/ethnicity MUST be included in this analysis, along with at least one of the following concepts: social class, gender, sexuality, age, ability/disability. 5 points
How is intersectionality discussed or displayed in the movie?
How does the film help you to understand intersectionality?
- Analyze this film using another concept from class, for example: racial fallacies, redlining, racial profiling, interracial relationships, etc. 5 points
- How is this concept discussed or displayed in the movie?
- How does the movie help you to understand this concept?
How does who you are (your personal, intersectional self and biases) affect your viewing of the film? 5 points
- When watching the film through a sociological lens, how has the movie changed for you? 5 points
- Additional Guidelines
- The paper should be between 5-7 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, and MLA format.
You will need to include at least 6 sources in the paper:
- You can use sources we have used in class or sources that you have found outside of class.
- The Desmond & Emirbayer text counts as one source, regardless of how many times you cite it.
- At least 3 sources must be from peer-reviewed academic journals or texts (the Desmond & Emirbayer text meets this criteria).
- Use these sources to support your analysis of the film.
The Works Cited page does not count towards the 5-7 page requirement.
All films must be approved by the instructor by the due date in Canvas.
Certain films are prohibited; review the Prohibited Film List in Module 1. You will receive zero (0) points for submitting a Film Analysis Paper written on a prohibited film.