COMP 221
The Feature Film Spring 2015
Division I
Cross-listed ENGL 204 / COMP 221
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 3554
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: mandatory attendance at free Sunday 8pm film screenings at Images,one 5-page paper, a midterm, and a final exam
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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 Preferences: sophomores and current English majors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 204 Division I COMP 221 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C

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