COMP 221 Spring 2015 The Feature Film

Cross Listed as ENGL204
An introduction to film analysis, focusing on features produced by Hollywood studios from the 1930s to the present. Course will consist of a mixture of lectures and a substantial amount of class discussion, in which active participation will be expected. Our emphasis will be on film genres, and on the formal properties of film as a medium for telling stories. Students will be required to attend screenings of one and sometimes two films weekly, by directors including Welles, Hitchcock, Coppola, and Scott. Critical readings will be assigned.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: mandatory attendance at free Sunday 8pm film screenings at Images,one 5-page paper, a midterm, and a final exam
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam; not open to students who have taken English 203
Enrollment Preference: sophomores and current English majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 3554
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COMP 221 - 01 (S) SEM The Feature Film Division 1: Languages and the Arts Bernard J. Rhie
MR 2:35 PM-3:50 PM 3554 Closed
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