VISST 2300

VISST 2300

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 2760ENGL 2761PMA 2560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16770 VISST 2300   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.

  • 16889 VISST 2300   DIS 201

  • 16890 VISST 2300   DIS 202

  • 16891 VISST 2300   DIS 203

  • 16892 VISST 2300   DIS 204

  • 18201 VISST 2300   DIS 205

  • 18205 VISST 2300   DIS 206