College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 373: Film and Video Forms

ENGH 373-001: Film and Video Forms
(Spring 2017)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR

Robinson A243

Section Information for Spring 2017


Film and Video Forms 9:-10:15am TR Robinson Hall A243 Cynthia Fuchs cfuchs@gmu.edu  

The course considers how movies, videos, and TV tell stories. We think about how they construct subjects and position viewers, by creating convincing, emotionally potent "realities." Looking at how fiction films, documentaries, and television take on similar topics, we'll examine narrative and formal conventions, political and historical contexts, and the effects of budgets, technologies, and commercial culture.

Movies and TV may include American Honey, Audrie and Daisy, Dheepan, Ex Machina, The Fits, Heart of a Dog, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, The Lobster, Presenting Princess Shaw, The Purge: Election Year, Mr. Robot, Selma, 10 Cloverfield Lane, 12 Years a Slave, 13th, Under the Sun, Weiner, and Zero Days. Fulfills writing intensive requirement in English and FAVS.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Teaches students the formal elements of fiction films/videos and documentaries. Develops analytical writing skills in film and video studies with an emphasis on collaboration. Focuses on reading and practicing artistic processes of filmic storytelling, understanding films and videos in multiple contexts, including production and distribution industries and political and commercial systems. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Schedule Type: Lecture

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