A critical analysis of film history and culture, focusing on film and media literacy, and the cultural, social, and ethical impacts of mediated representations. Students learn to critique a range of film genres and forms, through an exploration of modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, history, culture and ideology. Examines broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form. Students develop a visual and ideological understanding of film. (Formerly offered as FILM 440.)
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3A)