Film

Motion pictures have come a long way since Fred Ott sneezed in what is reputed to be the first film by Thomas Edison, in 1894. Since these early days of film, silence has become sound, black-and-white has evolved into color, and, today, the computer has thoroughly revolutionized all aspects of the movie-going experience.

The English Department offers you a wide variety of courses in this exciting medium. Would you like to explore the history of film? Try HUM 205. Perhaps contemporary movies are more your thing. For this, we suggest HUM 210. For the movie buff who’s fascinated by the African American experience in film, we offer HUM 214, for those intrigued by international film, HUM 211AA.

Film, cinema and movie classes are taught in several different departments. The majority of the film classes are English Humanities and are associated with the English Department although there are three other departments who offer classes and those are listed here for your convenience.

Fall 2014 - August 23 through December 19

Anthropology

  • ASB 220
    Anthropology Goes to the Movies
    40064 - Souther & Dobson

Theatre

  • THF 205
    Introduction to Cinema
    31171 & 31122 - Southern & Dobson

Women's Studies

  • WST 209
    Women & Films
    28263 - Southern & Dobson
    28304 - Red Mountain
    28271 & 28272 - Internet

English

  • HUM 205
    Introduction to Cinema
    28768 & 28715 - Southern & Dobson
    28769 - Red Mountain
  • HUM 209
    Women & Films
    28771 - Southern & Dobson
    28877 - Red Mountain
    28840 & 28841 - Internet
  • HUM 210
    Contemporary Cinema
    28872 - Southern & Dobson
    28716 & 28815 - Internet
  • HUM 211AA
    Foreign Films: Classics
    28773 - Internet

 

  • HUM 214
    African Americans in Film
    28774 - Internet
  • HUM 215
    Film Comedy
    28853 & 28868 - Southern & Dobson
  • ENH 254
    Literature & Film
    28710 - Internet
  • ENH 255
    Contemporary US Literature & Film
    28792 - Southern & Dobson
    28711- Internet

Our courses take you deep into the movie viewing experience, teaching you to analyze how and why film affects you. They explore the values and contradictions of what it means to be human and ultimately assist you in applying these lessons to your own life.