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ENG667 Film History: American Film

Lead Faculty: Dr. Paul T. Majkut

Course Description

This 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.