Introduction to Cinema Studies

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Cinema Studies

Spring 2021

Taught By: John Freitas

Section: A

CRN: 3617

Credits: 3

A survey of major theories and the critical literature on film from the 1920s through to the present. The course builds an overall view of film theory and criticism with respect to the various modes of inquiry that have impacted on the study of cinema including Structuralism, Semiotics, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Post-Colonial Theory, Queer Theory, and Cultural Studies. Students additionally become familiar with key concepts in Cinema Studies including realism, montage, auteurism, genre, and Star Studies. As students acquire a general familiarity with the literature that defines film theory and criticism, they become better prepared to form surer and sounder judgments about their own film experiences and to speak and write about those judgments with greater clarity and skill. Pairing readings with screenings and discussions about a range of films students expand and refine their own impressions and responses to the cinema, variously incorporating and responding to the theories, key concepts, and critical approaches studied in class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 23

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:27pm 3/3/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021