Introduction to Film Theory

Core Requirement Courses

CINE 103 - Introduction to Film Theory

ARTH 107 | ENGL 095
401 |Karen Redrobe |MW 10-11am |FBH 401

This course will provide an introduction to some of the most important contributions to the discourse of film theory, and allow us to explore how writers and filmmakers from different countries and historical periods have attempted to make sense of the changing phenomenon known as "cinema." Topics under consideration will include: theories of spectatorship, the apparatus, editing, sound, realism and documentary, race, gender and sexuality, stardom,  the culture industry, the nation and decolonization, and new media. There will be no screenings for this course. No knowledge of film theory is presumed. Course requirements: attendance at lecture and participation in section discussions; blackboard postings; 1 in-class midterm; 1 take-home final. This course is required for Cinema Studies majors and minors.

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