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World Cinema History (CIST 1103)

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

Description: This course explores classic and contemporary films created by the most influential filmmakers throughout the world. These films will allow you to examine the cross-pollination between traditional Hollywood cinema and various international film movements. To better understand how film shapes our perceptions of other cultures, you will analyze the social, cultural and political dynamics involved in making and viewing these films.

Topical Outline:
1. How cinema affects our perception of other cultures: appreciation, importance and acceptance of cultural diversity
2. Social and political issues and restrictions in various countries
3. Reciprocal influence of filmmakers on a global scale across political and cultural barriers
4. Essential skills involved in the interpretation of films through analysis and critique
5. The Third Cinema: Eastern Europe, Latin America, India, Africa, China, Middle East, etc.
6. The evolution of language and grammar of cinema

Learning Outcomes:
1. Analyze and critique films
2. Identify the evolution of the language and grammar of cinema through major international movements
3. Discuss various inter-cultural influences between Hollywood and World Cinema
4. Identify and analyze cultural, social and ethnic influences reflected in international cinema
5. Identify significant filmmakers, their styles and influences
6. Describe how cinema affects our perceptions of other cultures and enhances empathy for all people in the world

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

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