Introduction to Film Studies
One-semester course. Students in this course will watch, analyze, and write about classic films in many genres. Film will be approached as both art and entertainment, addressing such questions as:
- How does a film use different elements to tell its story (e.g., editing, acting, plot)?
- How does a film shape the viewer’s understanding of the world or reflect the understanding of the filmmakers?
- How did various techniques of filmmaking develop, and why?
- How do you write a critique or review of a film?
Please note: The materials covered in this class contain content that some families may consider objectionable, including: violence, nudity, sexual content, and drug use. Parents are advised to consult the IMDb Parent Guide or another content-warning resource before enrolling their student.