HUM4: INTRO TO AMERICAN CINEMA
This introductory course in film studies is a survey of the American film industry as an art form, as an industry, and as a system of representation and communication. The course explores how Hollywood films work technically, aesthetically, and culturally to reinforce and challenge America's national self-image. ADVISORY: English 440
- Demonstrate a knowledge of American film history from the silent cinema to theż present day.
- Demonstrate a recognition of and use of the basic technical and critical vocabularyż of motion pictures.
- Show an ability to identify and understand the economic structure of the film industry.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of genre in American film history.