Introduction to Film Studies

COMM 140

This course offers an introduction to the study of film as a distinct medium. It introduces the ways in which film style, form, and genre contribute to the meaning and the experience of movies. Topics include film as industrial commodity, narrative and non-narrative form, aspects of style (e.g. composition, cinematography, editing, and sound), and the role of film as a cultural practice. Examples are drawn from new and classic films, from Hollywood and from around the world. This course is intended to serve as a basis for film studies courses you might take in the future.

Winter 2020

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Base cost: $1206 ($402/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: December 26, 2019
  • End date: January 18, 2020
  • Last day to add: December 28, 2019
  • Last day to drop: December 28, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: January 9, 2020
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