Course Description

Explores the history of film from inception through the end of the silent era. The technical, creative, and cultural aspects of film and filmmaking are dissected. Explores pioneers of filmmaking and genres of cinema.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish among genres of film.
  • Describe filmandapos;s impact as a change agent.
  • Describe filmandapos;s impact on society.
  • Articulate basic film theory.

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