Film Studies (FILM)

FILM-1301 Introduction to Film Studies
Description
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.)
Credits
3 credits
Level
Lower Division
Pathways Curriculum
Approaches to Creation and Analysis, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
FILM-3320 History of World Cinema
Description
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.
Credits
3 credits
Level
Upper Division
Pathways Curriculum
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters
Jie Zhang
Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Patrick Keating
Patrick Keating, M.F.A.,Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Communication
Aaron Delwiche
Aaron Delwiche, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication
Headshot of Nina Ekstein
Nina Ekstein, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Headshot of Jennifer Henderson
Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, Ph.D.
Interim Assoc. VP for Student Academic Issues & Retention, 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
Headshot of Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz
Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Headshot of Michael Ward
Michael Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures

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