Film Styles & Genres

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Communication
Course Number: 
444
Institution: 
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.
Comments: 
Open to Senior and Junior Communication majors only. Pre Req: COMM 140(240) or 340
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.
Schedule #: 
12539

Course Sections

Film Styles & Genres
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01LL 0.0 M 2:30PM 5:15PM Integ. Lrng Center S404