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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

MDST 3301 - Film History I

This course examines the development of cinema as an art form from its beginnings in the late 19th century through the end of World War II. Film History I focuses initially on the technologies that contributed to the invention of motion pictures and the existing art forms that influenced the aesthetics of early films. Students will then study the development of cinema through the Weimar Republic and Third Reich in Germany, Soviet Cinema of the 1920’s, the experimental and classical periods of French cinema, and American cinema from The Trust Era through The Classical Hollywood Era. Students will view and research select films from each period, studying them both as reflective of their historical context and as one of the social forces that shaped history.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1102