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2021-2022 Catalog 
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FILM 101 - Introduction to Film Studies

Credits: 5
Explores the nature, function, and value of film.  Through the study of film, students will come to understand the range of imaginative worlds that could not exist in any other form in quite the same way these worlds do in film.  Both form and content will be explored to understand the impact of film as a mirror of society.

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. Explain important critical tools currently in use in film studies.
  2. Break down what film can be in a broader sense beyond its entertainment factor.
  3. Evaluate film in a critical fashion to better understand how film influences our understanding of diverse populations (ethnic, religious, sexual, gender, class, etc.)
  4. Explain their comprehension of the social, political, and/or economic contexts of film.

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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