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FILM 440 Film Study and Appreciation

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Course Description

A critical look at film history and culture from silent and classical Hollywood to Japanese and European films. Students learn to critique classical, modern and avant-garde films and to analyze the structure of cinematic language, i.e. motifs, metaphors, narrative cause-effect devices and oppositions. Students develop a visual and ideological understanding of film.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3A)