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Survey of American Cinema

Course Code: ENG-263

General Education Categories: GE HUM

Course Description : This course surveys the masterpieces of major genres of American cinema, focusing on the elements and visual styles of Hollywood storytelling through genres, including but not limited to Western, Film noir, war, romance, comedy, horror, musical and science fiction, which entertain audiences as well as mirror American attitudes and values. Students view various examples of classic American motion pictures and analyze them from a variety of cultural, historical, and intellectual perspectives, with an emphasis on key artistic principles and technical advancements. As well, students complete reading, writing and research assignments.

Department Description : English

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0


ENG-122 or written permission of the department chairperson

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