Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Introduction to Cinema
Course: THE205

First Term: 2007 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S


Description: Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the functions and artistic responsibilities of each of the mjor members of a film crew. (I)
2. Describe and apply principles of aesthetics used in the critical analysis of a film. (I)
3. Identify the technical elements of a film, and explain how those elements are used to stimulate different emotional responses from the audience and to illuminate the lives of characters in film. (I)
4. Describe how the movies reflect and interpret major events in twentieth-century history. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
5. Identify the names and major works of significant filmmakers from the beginning of motion pictures through the present. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
6. Describe the characteristics and representative examples of major genre films, such as horror, gangster, musical, western, and science fiction. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
7. Analyze several significant films to explain the techniques the filmmakers used to express their ideas and values. (II, III, IV, V, VI)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Art of the Film
   A. The creative team
   B. Aesthetics of film
   C. Techniques of film
II. From the Beginning through the Silent Era
   A. Major directors
   B. Major films
   C. Major trends
   D. Genre films
III. The 1930s through World War II
   A. Major directors
   B. Major films
   C. Major trends
   D. Genre films
IV. The 1940s and 1950s
   A. Major directors
   B. Major films
   C. Major trends
   D. Genre films
V. The 1960s and 1970s
   A. Major directors
   B. Major films
   C. Major trends
   D. Genre films
VI. The 1970s to the Present
   A. Major directors
   B. Major films
   C. Major trends
   D. Genre films
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  2/28/1995

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