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Rome, Italy

Film History I (1895-1950)

Global Temple Conference

Course Number: 
Film and Media Arts
Semester(s) Offered: 
Fall 2023
Credit Hours: 


Special course offering for Fall 2023 only.

This screening-intensive course surveys the broad trends in the development of cinema as an art and as an industry. Spanning from the beginning of cinema to the immediate post-World War II years, it will ask how a popular art arose and how cinema finds its expression either with or against its commercial nature. Topics to include the Hollywood studio system, European national and international cinema traditions, the avant-garde, the role of documentary and propaganda, and the role of women in the film industry.


Minimum grade of C (except where noted) in (FMA 1172, ENG 2711 (C- or higher), or 'Y' in CRFM04)


In Rome, this course is cross-listed with ENG 2702, JRN 2800, and ARTH 2660.

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