HUM3: INTRO TO CINEMA
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.
- 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