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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CA 286 - Contemporary Cinema

Credit Hours: 3

The course explores contemporary cinema from the 1960s to the present day. It examines genres and style associated with contemporary film. Course will focus on techniques, theme, and form. Students will explore analysis and understanding of aspects of film through oral and written expression. Assigned films may be commercial, documentary, or experimental releases. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor or completion of EN110.  Completion of EN 285 is suggested, but not necessary.  

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, an understanding of the elements of modern cinema;
  • demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, gain a historical perspective of the development of film as a mass medium;      
  • critique film through homework exercises and a group project;
  • write a research paper utilizing and analyzing primary and secondary sources concerning the specific topic related to topics covered in class.;
  • demonstrate knowledge of various film theories and their influences; and
  • understand the impact of technology on filmmaking.

(C, N, S)