2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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THR 250 - American Cinema

Description: Survey of American film as an art form, an industry, and a system of representation and communication. Technical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of cinema and the reading of film as a means for communicating American ideals, values and attitudes. This course is cross-listed with HUM 250 .

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Development of the American film industry
  2. Film vocabulary
  3. Cinematic art and technology
  4. Hollywood film genres
  5. Film analysis and critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the key events of American film history from the silent cinema to the present day. (1)
  2. Use the basic technical and critical vocabulary of motion pictures. (2) 
  3. Analyze the relationship between the technologies of cinema and film art. (3) 
  4. Explain the role of genre in American film history as it relates to the expression of American ideals, values and identity. (4) 
  5. Analyze and critique American films. (5) 

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words.