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FILM 100 Introduction to Film

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Course Description

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.)

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 9C1, 9C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C1, C2), UC (IGETC Area 3A)