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FMA 4697. Advanced Film History. 4 Credit Hours.

Throughout its century-plus of existence, the cinema has been at once a popular entertainment, a major art form, a culture industry, and a basis for social and national identity. This course goes into depth into historical case studies to examine what film history means as an attempt to explain the richness of cinema's past. The emphasis will be on research and argumentation. Possible topics to include the political economy of the film industry, reception study, social history of cinema going, national cinema, and auteur or star agency in the studio system. NOTE: Prior to spring 2010, the course title was "History of Narrative Film."

Course Attributes: WI

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)