COML 1104

COML 1104

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

We live in an image-saturated world. How do we make sense of the moving image and its powerful roles in shaping culture and mediating our relationship with the world? This course will equip students with the tools to understand and decipher film language. It introduces and interrogates the basic notions, technologies, terminologies, and theories of film analysis. We will study visual and compositional elements, like mise-en-scène, cinematography, editing, and sound. Films we discuss will include different geographies, genres, major directors, schools, and film movements. Through writing, students will learn to analyze films with accurate, medium-specific vocabulary, develop informed and nuanced arguments, and critically reflect on the position of the viewer.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17421COML 1104  SEM 101

    • MWFUris Hall 301
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Tian, K

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at