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Fall 2021
May 18,2022
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COMM 229 - WORLD CINEMA MOVEMENTS
Born more than a century ago, circa 1895, film was the medium of the 20th century; and, by all indications, moving pictures will continue to dominate our culture in the 21st century. Among the fine arts, however, cinema is distinct— in addition to its understanding as an an form, film developed into a powerful mass entertainment medium. This course offers a historical survey and cultural analysis of some of the major cinema movements that have contributed to the development of cinematic grammar, style, and form, from late 19th-century pre-cinema optical experiments to today’s digital films and web experiments. Students learn the critical technical vocabulary of film — the elements of film form, language, technique, and style, and how to “read” a film — and develop ways to explore and analyze diverse films from around the globe, with special attention paid to the varying international movements and their films’ historical contexts and social and cultural functions, and the way these films address and explore national, cultural, and ethnic identities.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course, Screening

Communications Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Global Awareness, OLD GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR COMM 229

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: SOSC 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: SOSC 110
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: BADM 115
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: HNRS 110
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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