RCHUMS 236 - The Art of the Film
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course teaches the essential skills of audiovisual analysis and argumentation with a screening list of classic films as its foundation. Students learn how to look closely at movies while recognizing different ways that cinematography, sound, editing, and mise en scène shape the meaning of a film. Topics include the language of film, cinematic storytelling, film style, authorship, genre, and the audiovisual essay.
SAC 236 teaches a forward-thinking mode of audiovisual literacy by scaffolding a series of audiovisual film analysis assignments that culminate in students creating original audiovisual essays that apply the analytical methods of the course to a specific film drawn from the screening list.

Course Requirements:

Midterm and final exam, three audiovisual assignments, attendance and participation.

Intended Audience:

Any undergraduate student with an interest in developing a better critical understanding of moving images.

Class Format:

Two 1.5-hour interactive lecture sessions, one 50-minute discussion section, and one screening session per week.

RCHUMS 236 - The Art of the Film
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
14642
Open
60
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LAB)
 
14622
Open
60
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
14643
Open
12
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
14644
Open
15
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
14645
Open
1
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
14646
Open
13
 
-
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
14647
Open
10
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
14648
Open
9
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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