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HUMA126M - Introduction to Film (3-0-3)

Provides a historical overview of film from its inception to the present day. In addition to exploring textual elements such as narrative, characterization, plot and symbolism, film’s technical elements (mise-en-scène, cinematography, lighting, editing and sound) are considered. Emphasis is on film as both cultural artifact and institution. Major films, developments, genres, directors and movements are studied and the technical vocabulary needed to interpret, analyze and appreciate film is developed. (Fulfills Humanities requirement)