Moira Sullivan Ph.d CINema STudies ONLINE COURSES

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Cine 21 Introduction to Film Studies

Brief Summary of Course

An introductory course that addresses film production and film theory through the critical analysis of motion pictures. The course covers popular and technical approaches to cinema, including filmmaking techniques like directing, cinematography and editing, and visual aesthetics.

Student Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Define the basic vocabulary of film production and film theory.

Analyze the aesthetics of filmmaking.

Recognize and classify different film genres.

Evaluate and explore the creation and effects of various types of film experience.

Cine18 American Cinema

Brief Summary of Course

Cine18 is an introductory course in film studies examining the history and development of Hollywood and the movie business and their sustained influence on American culture. The tools of cinematic grammar in creating a universal visual language are also explored.

Student Learning Outcomes

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define American cinema's history from the silent era to present day movies and identify its influence on changing cultural preferences
  • Compare and contrast how developing film technology influences aesthetics
  • Recognize how the tools of camera angles, lighting, editing and sound create a universal cinematic grammar
  • Appraise and assess directing styles and popular genres employed by American filmmakers over the course of cinematic history.


Tribute to French filmmaker Agn├Ęs Varda 1928-2019