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Winter 2024
Jun 13,2024
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CINE 266 - Film History 2-The Sound Era through the 1960s
This is the second course in a three-part survey of film history: aesthetic, economic, technological, and cultural. This course explores the maturation and decline of the studio system in postwar U.S., as well as key international film movements that were informed by, but also challenged, the Hollywood model. Students will be introduced to the basic visual and aural elements of film language and tasked with using this vocabulary to analyze cinematic texts. The primary goals of the survey are twofold: to help students recognize and identify particular historical approaches to understanding film; to enable students to apply a cinematic vocabulary to identify and analyze cinematic style in and across film texts and within and between film movements. Weekly campus screenings are required, and clips of films are used in class for close analysis and are an integral part of the course.
Recommended Prerequisite: placement into WR 115 or above (college-level reading and writing skills)
4.000 Credit hours
20.000 TO 24.000 Lecture hours
40.000 TO 48.000 Other hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture plus Lec/Lab

Arts & Humanities Division
Media Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Arts and Letters

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Skills Development
May not be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      College Now

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