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Film Studies: An Introduction
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60% and an overall average of 60%.
Cinema has been a key medium for artistic expression for over a hundred years. This course focuses on moments of radical innovation in the practices and theories of world cinema, as it developed from its birth in the 1890s to the present day. Through in-class film screenings, lectures, assigned readings and written assignments, students will develop an understanding of major directors (Muybridge, Eisenstein, Welles, Rossellini, Godard, Snow, Wong Kar-Wei) and forms (fiction, documentary, experimental), as well as a facility with key concepts of film theory.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took ACAD 2B08 may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated April 11, 2008 - 11:35 AM