ENGL 2761

ENGL 2761

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: AMST 2760PMA 2560VISST 2300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16771 ENGL 2761   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.

  • 16894 ENGL 2761   DIS 201

  • 16895 ENGL 2761   DIS 202

  • 16896 ENGL 2761   DIS 203

  • 16897 ENGL 2761   DIS 204

  • 18202 ENGL 2761   DIS 205

  • 18206 ENGL 2761   DIS 206