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Courses of Study
In the Department of American Studies.
Few art forms have had a greater impact on modern culture than cinema. Over the course of cinema’s relatively brief history, film criticism and theory have grappled with some of the issues most central to the humanities, including how to represent and transform the world and how technological changes have affected the production and consumption of images. As an academic discipline, cinema studies has addressed these and other attendant issues through a range of strategies. As a truly transnational, collaborative, interdisciplinary field, it directs attention both to the highest form of rarified art practice and to the most popular forms of entertainment and diversion.
Requirements for the Minor in Cinema Studies
|334 Film and Society: Films of the 1940s
335 American Independents: Their Art and Production
|378 American Dreams: The Documentary Film Perspective|
|393 Proseminar: Theories and Methods in Media Studies|
|493 Seminar: Spike Lee’s United States|
|Art||285 History of Photography|
|Cinema Studies||280 Topics in Global Cinema|
|East Asian Studies||240 Japanese Animation|
|English||412 Shakespeare on Screen|
|German||234 German Culture Through Film|
|Global Studies||437 Media, Culture, and the Political Imagination|
|Italian||262 Italian Cinema and Subversion|
|Music||239 Mythologizing African-American Music in Film|
|Russian||242 Russian Cinema from Lenin to Putin|
|427 Re-Imaging Russia: Cinema and Russian Society 1986-2009|
|Spanish||266 Language of Spanish Cinema|
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