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Introduction to Film Studies
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%).
This course introduces students to contemporary theory and methods of film analysis. Specifically, it provides students with the critical tools to recognize and analyze the narrative, visual, and aural elements of film, with special emphasis on the innovative and experimental approaches to global cinema from its birth to the present. Through in-class screenings, lectures, readings, and discussions, students will explore a wide range of cinematic styles (including narrative, documentary, animation, art-house, experimental, and avant-garde film), genres, movements, and cultural frameworks.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 2B08, VISC 2B08 or VISM 2B08: Film Studies: An Introduction may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Title & description change 2012-13
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:11 PM