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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM 185 - Film Analysis, Theory & Criticism

4 credits (Fall and Spring)
This writing-intensive course examines foundational concepts and methodologies in Cinema Studies, introducing students to a number of theoretical approaches central to the study of film, including semiotics, psychoanalysis, and Cultural Studies.  Our focus is not film appreciation but rather the analysis of film as a language and “reading” film texts for their meanings.  Since film is a system of representation, the study of gender, sexuality, race and class will be crucial to our interpretive practice throughout. 

Prerequisite: One course in English, Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Philosophy, or Art History.
Instructor: Geller