SPANISH 369 - Introduction to Film/Media Theory and Criticism
Section: 001 Latin America in Hollywood
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
SPANISH 275, 276, or SPANISH 277; or SPANISH 278 (or 290) or AMCULT 224 or LATINOAM 224; or RCLANG 324.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course teaches students the fundamentals of film analysis. Students will write regular film reviews and complete in-class group video assignments. There will be no exams or final writing assignment. Students will watch, analyze, and discuss films made by Latin American filmmakers working in Hollywood. Films will include: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro, 2008); Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004); The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2015); Robocop (José Padilha, 2014); Don’t Breathe (Fede Alvarez, 2016); Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (Sebastián Silva, 2013); Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016); 360 (Fernando Meirelles, 2011); Nine Lives (Rodrigo García, 2005); Aloft (Claudia Llosa, 2014); On the Road (Walter Salles, 2012); Hands of Stone (Jonathan Jakubowicz, 2016); It (Andrés Muschietti, 2017) and episodes from the television series Hannibal (d. Guillermo Navarro), Narcos (d. Andrés Baiz), The Bridge (d. Gerardo Naranjo), and Halt and Catch Fire (d. Juan José Campanella).

These films will provide students with the opportunity to cultivate an ability to write close readings of films and to analyze the specific means by which they produce meaning. Studied comparatively to films made by these directors in Latin America, the class will provide a unique approach to studying the history and industrial practices of contemporary cinema in an increasingly globalized mediascape.

This course counts as elective credit for the Spanish minor.

SPANISH 369 - Introduction to Film/Media Theory and Criticism
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for SPANISH 369. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)