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THEA 015: Introduction to Film Studies

Course Description

This course introduces the close analysis of film and television texts. Additionally, it examines the broad questions of form and content, aesthetics and meaning, and history and culture. The course explores the diverse possibilities presented by the cinematic art form through an examination of a wide variety of productions, national cinemas, and film movements. Topics covered include modes of production, narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology, and critical analysis.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: ENGL 001A

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: Area A-3: Arts & Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C1 - Arts
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3A - Arts
Last Updated 6/28/24