Course Details

CAMS 110: Introduction to Cinema and Media Studies

This course introduces students to the basic terms, concepts and methods used in cinema studies and helps build critical skills for analyzing films, technologies, industries, styles and genres, narrative strategies and ideologies. Students will develop skills in critical viewing and careful writing via assignments such as a short response essay, a plot segmentation, a shot breakdown, and various narrative and stylistic analysis papers. Classroom discussion focuses on applying critical concepts to a wide range of films. Requirements include two evening film screenings per week. Extra time.
6 credits; LA, WR2; Offered Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019; J. Beck, C. Donelan