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Exploration of cinema’s basic aesthetic characteristics: its stylistic features, such as editing, cinematography, and sound, as well as its major narrative and on-narrative forms. Screenings include a variety of films from the US and abroad that exemplify cinemas; myriad forms and styles: mainstream and avant-garde, fiction and non-fiction, narrative and non-narrative, black-and-white and color, silent and sound. Discussion of the extent to which cinema’s aesthetic features are shared by television and interactive media such as video games, as well as what is artistically distinctive about these newer moving image media. Screening M-W 6-9pm.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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School of Arts & Sciences