ENG 265 201701 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2017
Course: 
ENG 265
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Cinema Studies: HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE: Part I, 1894-1932
Department Section Description: 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: This is the first of a three-term sequence that studies how cinema historically evolved as both an institution and an art form. The aim of the course is to explore the history of world cinema’s beginnings and develop the critical and analytic skills to analyze particular film works and movements.
By the end of this class you will be able to:
1) Explain basic concepts of cinema’s development as an industrialized art form
2) Historically and nationally contextualize motion pictures made between 1894-1930 in terms of technology, aesthics and cultural history
3) Identify and analyze clips from key films using the aforementioned approaches to film history
4) Compose and articulate research questions and statements to begin historically analyzing a motion picture

Fulfills: 

Major II: E-Media/Folklore/Culture

Media, Folklore, and/or Culture courses focus on print and non-print media to explore culture and its processes of creative expression.