Nov 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 3350 - Film Studies

Credits: 3

This junior-level class will explore the scope of American cinema and its impact on culture, race, gender, and technology. By studying various social, political, artistic, and philosophical perspectives, students will form a deeper understanding of how the art of film reinforces, re-imagines, and constructs our collective self-identity. During the semester, students will view and dissect films from Hollywood’s silent era to more recent films produced in the 21st century. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to discuss and dissect how the American film industry has shaped and informed our cultural identity.

Prerequisites: HU 1111 - Humanities II: World Thought II  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand aspects of modern filmmaking and directorial techniques through mise-en-scene.
  • Understand how modern society, social behavior, morality and culture are reflected in film narrative.
  • Understand various elements in lighting and cinematography.
  • Understand the importance of sound/musical score and define how it influences cinema.

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