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AMS 181 - Introduction to American Film

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. 

Study the complex relationship between American film and culture. Review and discuss the aesthetics and manifestation of film in American society.

Crosslisted: Also offered as ART 181 ; credit is not given for both AMS 181 and ART 181 .

Course Outcomes:
 

  1. Apply an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of American film;
  2. Discuss the development of the American film industry in terms of aesthetics, genres, narrative formulae, and themes;
  3. Discuss the development of the American film industry in terms of the studio system, demographics, dominant personalities, politics, and morality;
  4. Explain the ways in which social factors influence the depiction of American society in film;
  5. Explain the ways in which American film influences society.