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2021-2022 Catalog 
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FILM 122 - Introduction to Film: Genres

Credits: 5
Introduces film genres such as thrillers, film noir, melodramas, westerns, documentary or culturally-specific films. Examines the literary, mythic and historical aspects of the different genres. Examines the social and political significance of different genres through the use of specific films watched in class.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the characteristics and qualities of various film genres.
  2. Apply and analyze the theoretical elements of film genre to specific films.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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