Five College Consortium

ST-Intro/FilmAnalysis:TimeTrav

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Comparative Literature
Course Number: 
197FA
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This is an introduction to film studies and to the analysis of film. The course explores the complex nature and cultural function of cinema by focusing on time travel as both a central theme of a wide range of films and as a way of understanding how cinema works as a time-based medium. By studying films from various points in the global history of cinema - including films from nine countries and five continents - this course performs a transcultural introduction to the formal and stylistic aspects of cinematic storytelling.
Comments: 
Course likely to be amended in SPIRE by start of Spring 2018 semester to COMPLIT 170, 4-credit Gen Ed AT G. Students registering for the course now will be automatically enrolled in the 4-credit course, but will be able to add or drop the course as needed.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
62323
Schedule #: 
62300

Course Sections

ST-Intro/FilmAnalysis:TimeTrav
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01AB 0.0 F 2:30PM 3:45PM