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Introduction to World Cinema

This course offers an introduction to the study of world cinema as form of artistic and cultural expression. Together we will acquire and develop a greater understanding of and more informed appreciation for international film, learning to interpret, analyze, and reflect on this important global art from. This course will emphasize several ways of approaching world cinema; its creation within a cultural context; its representation of diverse peoples and their values, beliefs, and ideals; its depiction of events-past, present, and future; its use of clearly-defined cinematic techniques; its narrative or storytelling structure; its connection to specific film genres; its place in the trajectory of film history; its reflection on larger themes of the human condition. This course will also explore the place of film in contemporary world culture. How does international cinema provide a means of understanding other cultures? What function does film have: is it an art, entertainment, or profit-making product? Does film offer an escape from reality, a critique of reality, or a heightened experience of reality?

Offered in:

2017 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 14179 MW|W
11:00 - 11:50|12:00 - 12:50
Hamblin,Sarah Kate W01-0088
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/05/2017
Capacity: 125
Enrolled: 19
Status: Open
Credits: 4/4
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-Req: ENGL 101
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: International, Distribution Area II: World Cultures