AHSS 1070 Film Study Syllabus

University of Guelph-Humber, Winter 2016

About This Course

This is an introductory survey of the cinema as a form of 20th Century art. It analyzes the basic elements of movies – shots, angles, camera movements, editing and composition – and explores the language of film through viewing and analysis of notable examples from various decades and genres. Propaganda and documentaries are also studied, along with the ways popular cinema can deal with ideologically oppressed groups