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Apr 13, 2017 by Lisa Lipinski (llipinski)
CAS 3421 : The Birth of Cinema
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Corcoran Arts and Humanities (CAS)
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CAS 6421 : The Birth of Cinema
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
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The Birth of Cinema
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The Birth of Cinema
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CAS 6421 - The Birth of Cinema
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The global history of the silent cinema; aesthetic and social issues, with particular emphasis on the development of Hollywood and production; the proto-cinema of zoopraxiscopes and nickelodeons; the parallels between early cinema and the emerging media of representation in the contemporary world. Credit cannot be earned for both this course and CAS 6421.
Candidates who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate that they can: Describe the historical development of the technology, social and economic practices, and narrative styles and codes, that created the forms of cinema between approximately 1895 and 1927 Explain the significance of the Hollywood production system and of national cinemas as a distinctive modern phenomenon in society and art Discuss the relation of the rise of cinema to American cultural and economic domination of the twentieth century Distinguish the artistic aims and sensibilities of major figures and movements in cinema around the world, with special emphasis on Hollywood cinema Identify the role of cinema in creating the form and social dimensions of the modern mass audience, including the tendencies to both homogenization and the establishment of niche audiences and ancillary markets
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AS3421 Birth of Cinema Syllabus 2016.doc
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
There is no comparable course offered in Film Studies, which has a two-semester survey of world cinema, screenwriting courses, and a course on genres in film.
Course Reviewer Comments
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:03:43 GMT
Rollback: If this is a lecture, why is the class size so small? Would you be able to teach this as a seminar? That would be more appropriate.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:08:01 GMT
Rollback: Rolled back to change workflow.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:17:00 GMT
Rollback: Re-instate previous workflow.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:34:27 GMT
Rollback: See above.