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FMA 3871. Film Theory. 4 Credit Hours.

This course introduces key ideas and debates in film theory. Covering work from classical film theory through the 1970s Screen theory to contemporary approaches, the course asks how best to understand film as an art form and social document. It will interrogate the nature of cinema as a medium and the direction of film in a digital age. Key ideas to include film aesthetics, signification, textuality, ideology, narration, political modernism, and feminist and postcolonial critique. Film screenings will illuminate concepts in the readings.

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

Pre-requisites:
(FMA 1172|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR ENG 2711|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (FMA 2675|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 2676|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 2671|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 2670|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 3670|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 3671|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR FMA 3677|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)