HUM 103 Introduction to Film Art

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092 or ENG 090

Studies the relationships among film’s stylistic systems, narrative systems, and audience reception. Students view, discuss, and critically analyze a variety of films which represent key historical and aesthetic periods as well as a variety of genres and themes. The course incorporates the vocabulary of stylistic systems (for instance, cinematography, editing, and art direction) and narrative systems (for instance, story structure and character motivation) as both relate to the kinds of meanings a film conveys.