Dec 08, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 3430 - Film History

This course is an historical survey of technical, aesthetic and industry developments in the production, distribution and reception of American and international cinemas. Major areas of study include the evolution and impact of cinema technologies, the Hollywood studio system, changing storytelling styles, and he relationship of mainstream cinema to other national or emerging cinema movements. Using historical and cultural studies perspectives, the course explores the shaping impact of cinema on society, and our lives. Representative independent and mainstream films will provide key texts for each unit of the course.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: COM 2410 with a grade of “C” or better.

Credits: 3 hours

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