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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 110M   Intro to Film & Media >1 4.00 cr.
Introduction to film and media studies and various methods of critical analysis. Multilisted with CINE 110M.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Mastrostefano SE-mailHomepage Office:   215 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1307
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  27136 0 40 1600-1750 tr 214 MCK Mastrostefano S  
Academic Deadlines
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January 6:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 13:   Add this course
January 13:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 13:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 16:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 20:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 20:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 27:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 27:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 3:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
February 3:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 24:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 24:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
People respond to movies in different ways, and there are many reasons for this. We have all stood in the lobby of a theater and heard conflicting opinions from people who have just seen the same film. Some loved it, some hated it, some found it just OK. Perhaps we've thought, "What do they know? Maybe they just don't get it." Disagreements and controversies, however, can reveal a great deal about the assumptions underlying these various responses. If we explore these assumptions, we can ask questions about how sound they are. Questioning our own assumptions, and those of others, is a good way to start thinking about movies. In this course, we will see that there are many productive ways of thinking about movies and many approaches we can use to analyze them. These approaches include the study of narrative structure, cinematic form, authorship, genre, stars, reception and categories of social identity. Overall, the goal of this course is to introduce you to the basic skills necessary for a critical knowledge of the movies as art and culture.

This course will satisfy the Arts and Letters group requirement because it introduces students to modes of inquiry that have defined the discipline of film studies. These include such diverse approaches as studying narrative structure, authorship, genre, and reception. By requiring students to analyze and interpret examples of film and media using these approaches, the course will promote open inquiry into cinematic texts and contexts from a variety of perspectives.

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