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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 2100 - History of Film

Credits: 4
This course will offer an exploratory survey of the history of cinema, detailing the major movements, directors, studios and genres from the 1890s to the present. Over the past 125 years, film has arguably been the most influential medium in American and global culture. From the advent of sound and color to digital filmmaking, it has also continually reinvented itself, as it adapts to changes in technology and culture, finding new means of presentation, expression and storytelling. This course offers a journey through time, covering the birth of film; the Hollywood studio era; the postwar era; the new Hollywood era; the blockbuster era; and the digital area. We will watch a range of representative films within these historical contexts, analyzing their techniques, forms, genres, and meanings.
Fulfills: AL in LS Core