Introduction to Film Studies

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UMass Amherst
This course offers an introduction to the study of film as a distinct medium. It introduces the ways in which film style, form, and genre contribute to the meaning and the experience of movies. Topics include film as industrial commodity, narrative and non-narrative form, aspects of style (e.g. composition, cinematography, editing, and sound), and the role of film as a cultural practice. Examples are drawn from new and classic films, from Hollywood and from around the world. This course is intended to serve as a basis for film studies courses you might take in the future.
This course is open to Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors. And others with permission of instructor.

Communication majors must complete three of the five introductory courses: 118, 121, 122, 125, and 140.
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Introduction to Film Studies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Martin Norden M W 2:30PM 3:45PM Integ. Learning Center S240