ENGH 470: RS: Topics in Film/Media History

ENGH 470-DL2: Politics and Melodrama
(Fall 2020)


Section Information for Fall 2020

This course examines the near-ubiquitous presence of melodramatic form in modern media and culture. We will look at film, television, political campaigns, and popular culture from around the world and from different historical periods, and ask critical questions of how genre and affect shape political life. 

ENGH 470 DL2 is a distance education section. This class is controlled. Please contact Professor El-Hibri (helhibri@gmu.edu) for permission to register.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced studies of development of film language, both as cultural practice and medium for formal innovation. Topics might include studies of national cinemas, historical periods, genres, or individual directors. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 332/ENGH 372 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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