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FILM 1 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to the study of film with emphasis on aesthetics, theory, and methods of critical analysis. Lectures, discussions, and readings are supplemented by screenings of representative films. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

FILM 2A - HISTORY OF CINEMA 1895-1960
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Film 1A)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A survey of international film history from the invention of cinema in the 1890s to 1960, including the development of narrative, documentary, and avant-garde film of the period; the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that shaped this medium; and its impact on diverse societies and cultural values. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

FILM 2B - HISTORY OF CINEMA 1960-PRESENT
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Film 1B)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

A survey of international film history from 1960 to the present; the aesthetic, technological, economic, and social factors that shape this medium; and its impact on diverse societies and cultural values. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

FILM 3 - FILM AND CULTURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The relationship between film and culture, including the images of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in film; the ways in which ideologies are conveyed through popular film; and the technological, industrial, and aesthetic factors affecting screen content. Lectures, discussions, and readings are supplemented
by screenings of representative films. (A, CSU, UC)

FILM 5 - DIGITAL FILMMAKING
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Repeats = 3)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or eSL 67 and 68 recommended.

Introduction to video filmmaking, including scripting, shooting, and editing short digital films. emphasis on personal and creative expression. (A, CSU, UC)

FILM 6 - FILM GENRES
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: eligibility for english 125 and 126 or english 153 or eSL 67 and 68 recommended.

Genre study to provide a clear context for appreciating the fundamental components of film as art and as social expression. Investigates the origins, evolution and transformations of various film genres, including film noir, the Western, science-fiction, the musical, horror, war, or the crime film. Covers the
formal and thematic conventions of each genre and the genre as a reflection of the social environments that produced them. (A, CSU, UC)
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