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FILM 3380 - Film Authorship Spring 2021

Dr. Adam Cottrel - Course Guide for FILM 3380 - Spring 2021

Instructor Information

School of Liberal Arts

FILM 3380, Film Authorship Spring 2021

Instructor Information


Instructor Information

Instructor: Dr. Adam Cottrel

Office: W-3217


Cell Phone: 678-526-4621


The fastest way to connect with me is via GGC email. I am happy to set up a face-to-face meeting with you, when possible. However, we may need to establish a time and place via email or by phone.

At any time you can contact me by email, text message or voicemail on my GGC cell phone. Communications received Monday through Thursday after 5pm EST will be returned by the next day. On the weekend or when I am away from campus (i.e., at a conference), my response may be irregular.

When corresponding by email, I will communicate with you using only your GGC email. You should check your GGC email every day. Emails from other domains (,,, etc.) will not receive replies due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

When you email me you should consider the email as official correspondence. As such, the email should not appear as a text message but should have proper grammar and punctuation.

You should also check your Brightspace (Desire2Learn) course site every day.

If you have spoken with your professor and s/he is unable to address a concern you have about the course, you may contact Dr. Danielle Williams Chair of Faculty of Arts and Languages. Email: Phone number: (770)-545-5635.

Technology Covenant

Technology will be used to deliver content, provide resources, assess learning, and facilitate interaction, both within the classroom and in the larger learning community. This covenant provides a general guideline for the course. I reserve the right to make periodic and/or necessary changes to the covenant, including: technology use and communication channels, in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.

Expectations of Students

All students at GGC need to have access to a computer. If you do not have one, computer labs are available on campus.

Students can access the course materials and grades via Brightspace (Desire to Learn).

Students should check GGC email regularly (at least twice a day).

Cell phones should be set on silent and stowed during class.

Laptop computers should remain off, except when they are being used for an in-class activity or for taking notes.

All completed assignments will be submitted through Brightspace (Desire2Learn). Unless otherwise specified, daily assignments must be submitted prior to class time, please see the course calendar for exact details.