Section 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 3:00-3:50 PM

Section 1 Lab: Monday 4:00-6:00 PM

Professor: Matt Hartman

In this course, we’ll learn to view and analyze films critically by developing an understanding of the visual, aural, and narrative elements of film art.  We will also explore the social contexts of film, considering films as complex cultural texts. Our goal is to make the invisible visible, to see and think about things you may not have noticed in movies before.  In addition, the course will expose you to a variety of great films in different styles and genres, hopefully broadening your appreciation for film and introducing you to film history.  Major assignments for the course include two essays and an exam.