Film (FILM)

FILM-100 3 Units Survey and Appreciation of Film

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is an introduction to the history and elements of filmmaking such as narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematography, acting, editing, and sound as well as approaches to film criticism. Cross-listed with HUMA-185.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-105 3 Units Film History: 1895-1949

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will examine the evolution of film as a cultural medium, from its origins at the turn of the century, to its early development as a social force by the 1940's. Students will explore the history of film technology, its major social and political movements, seminal directors and performers, and the development of its narrative structure. Cross-listed with HUMA-105.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-106 3 Units Film History: 1950s to Present

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will examine the evolution of film as a cultural medium, from the postwar 1950's to its current climate. Students will explore the history of film technology, its major social and political movements, seminal directors and performers, and the development of its narrative structure. Cross-listed with HUMA-106.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-110 3 Units Culture and Gender in Film

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the perspectives and contributions of diverse cultural, ethnic and gender groups to American life through the art of film. Students in this course will study films by and about African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other cultural groups such as Euro-Americans, Jewish Americans and Arab Americans. They will also analyze the representations of ethnicity gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental challenges in film. Cross-listed with HUMA-186.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-115 3 Units World Cinema

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will survey the historical, social, and artistic development of cinema around the globe, introducing a range of international films, movements, and traditions.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-117 3 Units Director's Cinema

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course examines the historical and artistic career of a seminal director in cinema history. Possible subjects include Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, and Woody Allen.

Transfers to CSU only

FILM-120 3 Units Horror Film

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course offers an in-depth examination of the popular horror film through an analysis of its historical evolution, major theories, aesthetics and conventions, and the impact of its role as a reflection of culture society.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-121 3 Units Film Comedy

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course offers an in-depth examination of the comedy film through an analysis of its historical evolution, major theories, aesthetics and conventions, and its role as a reflection of culture and society. Cross-listed with HUMA-121.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-125A 3 Units Film Genres: Film Noir

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course offers an in-depth analysis of the film noir genre through the study of film history, methods of production, film style, evolution of aesthetics and conventions, noted actors and directors, and sociological implications.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-125B 3 Units Film Genres: Western

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the historical, social, and artistic development of the western film genre from 1903 to the present.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-125C 3 Units Film Genres: Drama

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the historical, social and artistic development of the drama film genre from the 1940s to the present. Cross-listed with HUMA-189C.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

FILM-125D 3 Units Film Genres: Musical

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course covers the historical, social, and artistic development of the film musical from the 1920s to the present. Cross-listed with HUMA-189D.

Transfers to both UC/CSU