Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jul 20, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HUM 110 Introduction to Film

5 credits
This course educates the student to analyze and comprehend film as a storytelling medium and appreciate its value as literary and cinematic art. Approaches may include examination of cinematic technique, genre, historic context, narrative structure, archetypal sources, and/or other perspectives that enlighten the viewer and enhance insight on the medium.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical development of the medium
  • Relate films to their cultural heritage and historic context
  • Analyze and express a comprehension of how aesthetic elements, including mise-en-scene, genre, narrative structure, directing, editing, and cinematography, etc., contribute to creating film meaning
  • Write thought-provoking critical analyses about films using accurate and appropriate vocabulary of cinematic terms and acknowledging recognized approaches to film study