May 22, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGL 109 - Introduction to Film Analysis

4 credits
This course will teach students to closely analyze and write about film. We will watch a range of international films from the early twentieth century to the present. The overall goal is to become an active, engaged, and responsible viewer of film. Students will learn the basic vocabulary and tools needed to break down scenes from a film and to thereby build an interpretation of the film as a whole. Each week we will watch and discuss a new feature-length film. Then, in the second class of that week, we will analyze this film in detail. In the second half of this class, students will also be exposed to a few of the major critical approaches and theoretical perspectives used in the field of film studies. The overall goal will be to approach cinema with passion and curiosity— and to appreciate its role in shaping how we see the world. Class requirements include quizzes on the readings, a mid-term exam, final paper, and a class presentation. Offered Every Fall Semester. The lab is for screening of films. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Breadth/Interdisciplinary



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