FREN 317

(Fren-Ital) French and Italian Cinema

French and Italian College of Humanities

Course Description

Background for understanding and appreciating the best of motion picture art in France and Italy. Includes components of critical theory essential for analyzing film. Language of instruction is English; no knowledge of French or Italian required.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Title

Film as technical art

Learning Outcome

Explore the essential aspects of cinema as an artistic medium and master the technical and critical terminology necessary to intelligently discuss the creative process.

Title

History of French & Italian Cinema

Learning Outcome

Identify major filmmakers, cinematic movements and questions that shaped the history of French and Italian cinema, with particular attention to their respective socio-historical contexts.