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Cinema History 2 (CIST 1102)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 2
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course is a study of the history of film language and style. You will begin with the transition from the classical studio system to American Film Noir, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, New German Cinema, International Co-Production, and the contemporary American Independents. You will also focus on analysis and interpretation of films which are representative of evolving national traditions of Cinema, with recognition of their divergent cultural milieux.

Topical Outline:
1. The language and grammar of cinema
2. Major filmmakers and film movements from 1950-1980
3. Essential skills involved in the interpretation of films through analysis and critique
4. Influence of political, social and cultural circumstances on film content

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the aesthetic techniques used to convey meaning in film
2. Identify specific film movement and describe their contribution to film history
3. Critically analyze a film for its aesthetic techniques
4. Analyze the relationship between film and the political, social and cultural circumstances in which it is produced

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts