Students will follow a roughly chronological path through the history of film theory to investigate the how and why of meaning creation in film. Students will identify the historical, intellectual, artistic, and political factors that give rise to various strands of film theory. Through readings and film screenings, the course will examine specific theoretical perspectives including Realist, Formalist, Constructivist, Semiotic and Feminist approaches.
Prerequisite: Complete either DFM-210 OR Any COR-2XX
Not Offered This Semester