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HUM3:  INTRO TO CINEMA


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the cinema. The course will examine broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. Using a wide variety of films, filmmakers, and film movements, the course explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology, and critical analysis. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and 260.


Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyze film and television as a technology, business, cultural production/artifact, entertainment medium and art form.
  • Analysis and interpretation of film and electronic media using film-specific language.
  • Demonstrate visual literacy through the application of the analytical tools of categories, theories and ideologies to understand the cinematic artsí complex role and function in society.
  • Demonstrate a recognition, description and analysis of formal aesthetics elements of the cinematic arts.
  • Prepare analytical essays regarding the technical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of the cinematic arts


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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