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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FS 445 - Film Theory and Criticism, Lecture and Laboratory

Prerequisites, FS 241 , FS 245  and film studies major, or minor. This course analyzes film through classical theories developed by such formalists as Sergei Eisenstein and Rudolf Arnheim, and realists such as Andre Bazin and Siegfried Kracauer. It also explores modern film theories informed by structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, narratology, in order to help students gain an understanding of individual films, widespread filmmaking practices, important film movements, and the cultural impact of cinema. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits