University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 253 - Cinema II: The Sound Era

(1 to 3 units) CO7
History of film from the introduction of sound with specific emphasis on particular time blocks and probable social, anthropological, and psychological relevance and/or influence.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. recognize and identify the differences between an “image” driven narrative and a “literature” [language, dialogue] driven narrative.
2. understand and identify technical, mechanical and conceptual terms and ideas used in the cinema world [some of which may be unique to a specific film or genre].
3. demonstrate familiarity with the “Business” of the Film “Industry” and the impact the collision between image, concept and bottom line play in what is, probably quite correctly termed: “The Film Industry” as talking films entered the market and took over in the Thirties and Forties.
4. discuss and demonstrate understanding of a form of “creativity” that depends upon a variety of disparate sources from which to construct something new and, in its way, totally different from anything which has preceded it.
5. recognize and identify these disparate strands by relating them to cinema examples which have come before via editing and production design.
6. apply analytical and critical thinking strategies and techniques to the screening of films toward understanding the various narrative strategies employed.

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