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Summer 2021


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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
College of Arts & Sciences
m - Maximum combined enrollment will be 40 students.
Course Data
  ENG 110M   Intro to Film & Media >1 4.00 cr.
Introduction to film and media studies and various methods of critical analysis. Multilisted with CINE 110M.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Gopal SE-mailHomepage Office:   347B Hendricks Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5015
Course Materials
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  41405 5 10 1200-1350 mtwr
00 REMOTE Gopal S m
Academic Deadlines
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August 18:   Last day to change to or from audit
August 18:   Add this course
August 18:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
August 21:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
August 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
August 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
September 2:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
September 2:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
People respond to movies in different ways, and there are many reasons for this. We have all stood in the lobby of a theater and heard conflicting opinions from people who have just seen the same film. Some loved it, some hated it, some found it just OK. Perhaps we've thought, "What do they know? Maybe they just don't get it." Disagreements and controversies, however, can reveal a great deal about the assumptions underlying these various responses. If we explore these assumptions, we can ask questions about how sound they are. Questioning our own assumptions, and those of others, is a good way to start thinking about movies. In this course, we will see that there are many productive ways of thinking about movies and many approaches we can use to analyze them. These approaches include the study of narrative structure, cinematic form, authorship, genre, stars, reception and categories of social identity. Overall, the goal of this course is to introduce you to the basic skills necessary for a critical knowledge of the movies as art and culture.

This course will satisfy the Arts and Letters group requirement because it introduces students to modes of inquiry that have defined the discipline of film studies. These include such diverse approaches as studying narrative structure, authorship, genre, and reception. By requiring students to analyze and interpret examples of film and media using these approaches, the course will promote open inquiry into cinematic texts and contexts from a variety of perspectives.

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