FILM 1143 – Introduction to the Study of Film

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

This course surveys the history of narrative film from its beginnings to the present. Students will view and discuss, historically and aesthetically, approximately 10 major films, paying particular attention to their “film language”. The influence of technology, film theories and criticism will, where appropriate, be considered. Written assignments will offer students practice in film analysis.

Prerequisite: English 0130 or English Language Arts 30-1 or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation: English 0212 or English 1101/General Education 1401 or 1402 or 1403 or 1404.

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