Film Studies (FA)

FA257 Films and Society (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. FA258 is recommended.

Using works from the silent era through the present, including fiction, documentary and propaganda films, this course explores how filmmakers have observed and commented upon social issues past, present and future and how films reflect the times in which they were made and remain relevant as times change.

FA258 Understanding the Film (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. WR115 or placement into WR121 is recommended.

This course examines the ways in which filmmakers combine elements such as cinematography, editing, screenwriting, acting and musical scoring in their craft. It does not involve any film production. Students watch and analyze a variety of movies from film history with the intent of developing their comprehension of cinema technique.

FA266 The Great Film Directors (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. FA258 and either WR115 or placement into WR121 is recommended.

A course in which a number of films by selected directors are chosen to explore the way these important and influential artists create works that maintain an individual stamp while attempting to balance the demands of popular entertainment and personal statement. Attention is given to the stylistic and thematic consistencies in a director's body of work, the qualities that establish the filmmaker's identity and secure a place in the medium's history.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course