English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 372: Introduction to Film

ENGH 372-A01: Introduction to Film
(Summer 2014)

11:30 AM to 01:20 PM MTWR

Robinson A243

Section Information for Summer 2014

This class considers movies as economic, aesthetic, and political texts, within historical contexts.  We will look at a variety of generic and genre-bending films in order to discuss varieties of representation (as films speak to and for communities and individuals) as well as cinematic production and distribution (as films are deemed independent or mainstream, by whom and to whose benefit?). Classroom discussions will focus primarily on formal analyses and cultural frameworks. Workload includes essays, quizzes, and blackboard assignments. Films may include The Bling Ring, Chronicle, City of God, The interrupters, The Lego Movie, Omar, and Wadjda.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces film medium as an art form. Equivalent to ENGH 555.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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