Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

COURSE: 06-430 Film Theory and Criticism (3)
A capstone of the Film Minor, this seminar helps students develop an advanced understanding of film as a complex cultural medium through the discussion of key theoretical and critical approaches. Offering detailed study of major film theories and their relationship to critical practice, students will investigate "classic" period of film theory, cinema's relationship to other art forms (particularly writing and photography), cinema's relationship to popular culture, modernism, and postmodernism, as well as film’s relationship to both science and aesthetics. Students must attend scheduled screening sessions outside of weekly class hours. Prerequisite: 06-270 Introduction to Film Studies and 9 completed hours of Film Studies courses or permission.