Section 1: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00-10:50 AM

Lab: Monday 4:00-6:00 PM

Professor: Matt Hartman
This course is an introduction to the study of film.  We will examine the formal elements of film (mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, sound, and narrative), with an emphasis on analyzing film critically.  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.  Assignments will include short analytic writings, two papers, and a final exam.