ENG667 Film History: American Film
Lead Faculty: Dr. Paul T. Majkut
Course DescriptionThis course offers an in-depth study of the development of cinema in the United States that takes a broad overview of American film making. Topics include film genre and the relationship of film to art, politics, religion and society. Additionally, the course considers Hollywoodandamp;#8217;s treatment of ethnic groups, women, and systems of class structure.
- Demonstrate an understanding the history of American film after the introduction of sound by both critical and quantitative measurements.
- Understand and evaluate the role of censorship in American film.
- Critique the uses of black and white cinematography.
- Identify and critique the uses of color cinematography.
- Evaluate and critique significant American directors.
- Identity and evaluate significant American film personalities.