Introduction to Film Theory

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Film Theory

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, Radio - Television - Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COM 100 or permission of the Instructor

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    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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