Film Styles & Genres

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UMass Amherst
Why do we put certain films into categories? What constitutes a film genre, how do we recognize it, and what do we do with it? This course examines these questions and more by considering a specific genre over the course of the semester. We will learn to think of genre as a way of comparing and contrasting different films. Genre will also be thought of as a way of creating expectations and measuring experience and meaning. The power of film genre is that it allows us to understand film as a text and film as a social practice at the very same time.
Open to Senior and Junior Communication majors only. Pre Req: COMM 140(240) or 340
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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 the add/drop period only.
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Film Styles & Genres
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Shawn Shimpach M 1:25PM 2:15PM Integ. Lrng Center S404