The study of various film genres from the silent film era to the present day. The course will focus on the American film industry but may include international films as well. In addition to learning about the cultural and production history of film, students will analyze film’s cinematic language, focusing on elements of form such as narrative, mis-en-scene, cinematography, editing, acting, and sound. Students will also learn about film’s function in society. Consideration should be given to the subject matter of this course: R-rated films, which contain adult subject matter and language, may be included. Prerequisite: ENG 11203 with a C or above.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.