Introduction to Film Theory
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Art, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film
Taught In English
COM 100 or permission of the Instructor
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course addresses film in its aesthetic specificity and foregrounds some of the ideological issues regarding the medium, especially the conventions of realism. Through various theoretical perspectives (text analysis and semiotics, psychoanalysis, feminism, post-colonial theory) different films will be critically analyzed in order to locate and understand their underlying ideologies.
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