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Fall 2018
Apr 25,2024
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The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. CNTP 390 SPORTS FILMS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY. Sports is forever linked to popular culture and an important subject for film, offering opportunities for screen exploration and representation of action, high drama, image and character development, achievement, power and so on. This course will pursue the questions of what the sports domain offers to film and film studies, and which features of sports are selected and highlighted as a genre. Particular attention will be given to how dominant philosophies and ideologies shape sports film writing and productions as narrataives and how they are linked to issues of power and socialization within the industry-media and various forms of sports film criticism and analysis. The course will require students to read critically written aricles and reviews; and screen critically acclaimed sports movies and documentaries (PBS, ESPN, 30/30, HBO Sports). The course will also examine sport themes expressed in films, with special emphasis on themes that can abe compared with real sport experiences. For example: youth and aging in sports; sports in the country and the city; nationalism, racism, and sexism in sports; the individual versus the community (team) in sports; politics and the globalization of American sports.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Contemporary Arts Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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