CMS 301 A: Film and Media Studies: Analysis

Spring 2022
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm / JHN 111
Section Type:
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

In this core course for the CMS major, students will learn a common group of words and meanings for understanding discussions in the field of cinema and media studies. These will include (but not be restricted to) such concepts as text, author, representation, embodiment, and ethics. Lectures will outline broad conceptual frameworks and demonstrate various modes of analysis, while highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each. Discussions will have students practice using the specialized vocabulary of film and media analysis on specific examples. Assignments include concept maps, critical and peer reviews, self-evaluations, quizzes, and other forms of in-class assessment.


Catalog Description:
Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.
Department Requirements Met:
Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
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May 15, 2024 - 12:30 pm