French and Italian

(Fren-Ital) French and Italian Cinema

(Fren-Ital) French and Italian Cinema
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.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining FREN 317
Course Outcomes: 

History of French & Italian Cinema

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.

Film as technical art

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

Aesthetic Judgment

Develop critical skills for aesthetic judgment in applying acquired technical knowledge to the films of individual filmmakers from these two traditions.