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2019-2020 University Catalogue 
2019-2020 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

FMST 201 What Is Cinema? An Introduction to Film Theory

3 credits 30.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This courses introduces students to ways to think about film and other images that surround us on a daily basis. We will consider such questions as, What is the uniqueness of cinema as a medium? Is cinema an art, a technology, a form of entertainment, an industry, or all of these things combined? Who makes a movie? How is gender represented in film? How does cinema handle race? How has film changed with the digital revolution? Is cinema in the traditional sense dead?

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, COMP*112H, or COMP*112W

Corequisite Course(s): FMST*201S

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.