Film Studies (FILM)

FILM-1301 Introduction to Film Studies
This course is an introduction to the artistic, cultural, and scholarly importance of film. The course focuses on the development of film as a complex art form, the evolution of narrative as part of a formal system, the development of the industry and film genres, critical and cultural approaches to film analysis, and the construction of the audience. Students will read excerpts from primary texts as well as more general texts dealing with film interpretation and criticism. (Also listed as COMM 1302.)
3 credits
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
FILM-3320 History of World Cinema
This course covers the history of world cinema from the 1890s to the present. Topics include the invention of cinema, silent-era film movements, technologies of sound and color, film and ideology, New Wave cinemas around the world, and recent trends in transnational and digital cinema. Close analysis of films from a wide variety of industries and periods, including films from Hollywood, the Soviet Union, Japan, Mexico, India, France, Hong Kong, and Iran. Also listed as COMM 3320.
3 credits
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters, Approaches to Creation and Analysis
Patrick Keating, M.F.A.,Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Communication
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Althea Delwiche, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication
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Nina Ekstein, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President Academic Affairs: Student Success, Communication
Rachel Joseph
Rachel Joseph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Communication and Theatre
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Curtis Swope, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Jie Zhang
Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Co-Director of East Asian Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures

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