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ARTH2120 - History of Cinema
This course provides a global survey of some of the most significant films, filmmakers, and movements of narrative cinema from its inception to the modern era. We will explore some of the major historical flashpoints of the most innovative and influential moments throughout the history of international narrative cinema. The course will primarily be navigated through an aesthetic lens, which identifies and analyzes film as a medium of art. However, the pliable cultural status of the cinema as a mode of entertainment, commerce and political expression will also be addressed in conjunction with the sociocultural, economic, industrial and/or technological contexts in which the medium is situated.

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Description This course provides a global survey of some of the most significant films, filmmakers, and movements of narrative cinema from its inception to the modern era. We will explore some of the major historical flashpoints of the most innovative and influential moments throughout the history of international narrative cinema. The course will primarily be navigated through an aesthetic lens, which identifies and analyzes film as a medium of art. However, the pliable cultural status of the cinema as a mode of entertainment, commerce and political expression will also be addressed in conjunction with the sociocultural, economic, industrial and/or technological contexts in which the medium is situated.
Prerequisites (( LA132 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or LA132 / e-Learning <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or ARTH1132 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> ) and ( LA133 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or LA133 / e-Learning <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or ARTH1133 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> )) or CORE1029 / Integrated <min grade = D-, min credit = 6.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Audit, Credit, HECC Credit, NonCredit, Transfer Credit

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