FILM 1010 - Introduction to Film (3)
This is a foundational course in film studies that will introduce students to the academic and critical study of film. From taking this course, students will gain an appreciation of film as an art form, a technology, and as a business. Students will be introduced to the major movements in film history, major filmmakers, the Classical Hollywood narrative structure, and also non-narrative modes of filmmaking such as documentary and experimental film. Students will also be able to identify stylistic components of film (cinematography, mise en scène, sound, and editing) and master the language of film style.
FILM 1010H - Introduction to Film (Honors) (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program
This course is Film 1010 for Honors students.
FILM 2700 - Film History (3)
This course is an introduction to film history and a critical survey of the evolution of motion pictures as an art form, technological form, communication medium, and industry. Notable directors, films, and film movements may be studied in depth as the focus of this course.
FILM 2900 - Film Genres (3)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of genres and their conventions both broadly and more narrowly, as the histories of specific genres may be covered in depth. Industrial and cultural reasons for the production of genre films will be examined. Using the genre status of a film as an entry point, stylistic, historical, cultural, political, and ideological analyses of films will be performed.