English
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 372: Introduction to Film

ENGH 372-A01: Introduction to Film
(Summer 2016)

10:30 AM to 12:35 PM MTWR

Robinson A243

Section Information for Summer 2016

This class considers movies as economic, aesthetic, and political texts, within historical and cultural contexts. We will look at a variety of generic and genre-bending films in order to discuss representation (communities, individuals, authorities, ambitions) as well as cinematic and digital production and distribution (are films deemed independent or mainstream, and how is such a distinction made, by whom, and to whose benefit?). Discussions will focus primarily on formal analyses and cultural frameworks. Films and television may include Amy, Creed, Dope, Empire, Gotham, Mustang, Straight Outta Compton, Tangerine, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Wajda. Satisfies the core requirement for Arts.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

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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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