This is a course outline and curriculum guide for film appreciation. It includes a course description, rationale, detailed syllabus by unit, bibliography of resources with links to online open source teaching and assessment resources, learning objectives correlated with Common Core and Texas TEKS, assessment evidence chart. There are samples of major assessments and rubrics for three student projects- a student created film blog, a collaborative mis-en-scene and cinematography digital photography project, and a "history vs. Hollywood" film research and analysis project. This document would work as a proposal for a new course as well as a resource for an existing course. The focus is on viewing and analysis rather than on film creation but this guide could easily be incorporated into a digital video course in which students create as well as view films.