MCFL 3354. Film History I. 3 Hours.
Students in this course trace the history of film as a mass medium, art form, and industry from 1895-1945. Film's 19th century origins in photographic technologies and popular theater situate understanding of its emergence as a new medium; it progresses to cover the global film history in the silent era, the transition to sound, and the golden age of sound cinema. Specific film concepts, critical historical contexts, and canonical works are analyzed in a discursive setting.
Prerequisite: MCOM 2366 and a score of 80 or higher on the Grammar Module.