AMST 2760

AMST 2760

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

From the beginning of the twentieth century to the present moment, movies -- and in particular Hollywood -- have profoundly influenced the ways in which people see, think and talk about the world. Focusing mostly on Hollywood film, this course introduces the study of American cinema from multiple perspectives: as an economy and mode of production; as an art form that produces particular aesthetic styles; as a cultural institution that comments on contemporary issues and allows people to socialize. We will consider the rise of Hollywood in the age of mass production; the star system; the introduction of sound and the function of the soundtrack; Hollywood's rivalry with television; censorship; the rise of independent film, etc. Weekly screenings introduce major American genres (e.g. science fiction, film noir, the musical) and directors (e.g. Hitchcock, Kubrick, Tarantino).

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Each student must enroll in a section and attend one screening per week.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ENGL 2761PMA 2560VISST 2300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16768 AMST 2760   LEC 001

  • Film viewing is required for this class. Films will be available for viewing on Blackboard and will also be screened after Monday class meetings from approx. 8:45-10:30.

  • 16881 AMST 2760   DIS 201

  • 16882 AMST 2760   DIS 202

  • 16883 AMST 2760   DIS 203

  • 16884 AMST 2760   DIS 204

  • 18199 AMST 2760   DIS 205

  • 18203 AMST 2760   DIS 206