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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
African-Americans in Film
Course: HUM214

First Term: 2002 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Study of films featuring African-American performers and directors from the Silent Era to the present. Emphasis on the historical and social elements of African Americans in film and basics of film analysis

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe basic elements of the film production and analysis. (I)
2. Identify major directors and performers. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
3. Identify major films past and present. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
4. Explain and exemplify how developments in race films reflected trends in the society. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
5. Explain and exemplify how directors and performers provided social criticism through their films. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
6. Identify genres and contributions of African-Americans. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Film Basics
   A. Production
   B. Distribution
II. Silent Era to 1930s
   A. Radio
   B. Directors
   C. Films
      1. Musicals
      2. Drama
   D. Performers
III. 1940s
   A. Directors
   B. Performers
   C. Films
IV. 1950s-1960s
   A. Directors
   B. Films and trends
   C. Performers
V. 1970s
   A. Directors
   B. Trends and films
      1. Black exploitation
      2. Comedies
      3. Buddy films
   C. Performers
VI. 1980s to Present
   A. Directors
   B. Trends and films
      1. Comedies
      2. Hood movies
      3. Buddy movies
   C. Directors
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/12/2000

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