COM 240: American Film

Class Program
Credits 4
Liberal Education Core
This historical survey of films made in the U.S., from the silent period to the present, focuses on various film genres — westerns, comedies, musicals, gangsters, film noir and horror — as well as on such concepts as the auteur theory, the star system and the golden years of the Hollywood studio system. The technical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the media are examined as well as various theoretical approaches to film study.
Semester Offered
Offered fall of even-numbered years