Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Hispanic Film and Culture

Purdue University

This online course explored Hispanic culture and film through the work of three iconic Hispanic film directors: Luis Buñuel, Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo del Toro. Students learned to recognize and interpret cultural and ideological messages in film.

3 weeks, 4 hours per week

Dr. Patricia Hart

Professor of Spanish

Purdue University


Learning outcomes

  • Explain why Almodóvar, Buñuel, and del Toro have achieved prominence
  • Describe the mise en scène of a film
  • Compare and describe how photography, movement and color are used to make meaning in various films
  • Evaluate acting, story, and ideology in a given film
  • Recognize and talk about ways the cultures in the films are different from their own.


  • Recognize Luis Buñuel and his contributions to film and culture.
  • Learn to analyze basic concepts of photography and mise en scène,
  • Describe the photography and mise en scène to Buñuel films.
  • Recognize Pedro Almodóvar and why he is important.
  • Learn to recognize sexual politics, camp, and Kitsch on film & Identify them in the films of Almodóvar
  • Recognize Guillermo del Toro and why he is important
  • Learn basics about movement and editing
  • Be able to analyze films of del Toro through movement and editing

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Hispanic Film and Culture

Purdue University