Monday, July 18, 2011

HU121: Film In Society (Syllabus)

Prerequisite: None. 
Students develop an appreciation of film as a visual art, examining ways in which films impact our culture, our economy, and our society.


Looking at Movies: An Introduction to Film
Barsam, 3e, W.W. Norton, 2009
ISBN: 9780393934632

Pocket Guide to APA Style
Perrin, 4e, Cengage Learning, 2011
ISBN: 9780495912637


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance film plays in our society and culture.
  2. Compare film to other forms of art.
  3. Explain the relationship among characters, events and meanings.
  4. Analyze different film genres and their effect on the audience.
  5. Critically evaluate the overall message of the film applying the use of props, settings, costumes, lighting, acting, cinematography, and sound.
  6. Demonstrate in writing or presentation, a knowledge of one or more of the above objectives.
  7. Demonstrate research methods in a project/presentation involving a discussion of a film in its historical and theoretical context.

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