CMN 596 (03) - Special Topics in Media Studies

SpcTop/MedStd/Cinema & Society

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56279
Selected topics not covered by existing courses in media studies. Topics vary; course descriptions are available in department office during preregistration. May be repeated for credit if topics differ.
Section Comments: Course Title: Cinema & Society
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): CMN 455 with minimum grade of C
Equivalent(s): CMN 595
Cross listed with : CMN 596.04
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Instructors: Mike Alvarez

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MW 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 115
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 6:40pm - 8:30pm HORT 115
Additional Course Details: 

Course Title & Description: Cinema & Society - This analysis course will introduce students to the study of film as a distinct medium. The first half of the course will cover the fundamental units of film language (narrative form, mise-en scène, cinematography, editing, sound), and the relationship between film form, expression, and meaning. With this solid foundation, we will then attend to the complex interplay between cinema and social context. The second half of the semester will thus cover film ideology, stardom and celebrity, the film industry, national, international, and transnational cinemas, and other relevant topics. In addition to twice-weekly lectures and discussions, students will watch one film together per week during a separate, mandatory screening block. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to films from a variety of genres, in a variety of forms (narrative, documentary, avant-garde), from diverse social, cultural, and historical milieus. 


Book Details
978178627577 6
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