Jun 25, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

F S 112 - Women in Film

5 Credits
This course will look at the depiction of women in the world of film through the work of different directors and historical time periods. We will examine diverse depictions of masculinity and femininity and uncover the relationship between these depictions and society.


Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day

Designed to Serve Any student interested in cinema, Women’s Studies, and/or seeking Humanities distribution/transfer credits/concentration in Film Studies.
Active Date 2016-01-13

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
We will study films related to specific directors, genres, themes or topics dealing with gender. Films may include film noir, documentary, comedy, national cinemas, silent film, thrillers, Nair, Campion, or Copola.

Topics will vary, but the emphasis will be on the analysis and interpretation of film from multiple perspectives and/or disciplines.

The course content will vary depending on the focus of the course. For example a course focused on Women Directors of Today would include films by Jane Campion, Mira Nair, Gurinder Chada, Nora Ephron, and Jodi Foster.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to recognize specific film genres.

Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic elements of film analysis.

Demonstrate an understanding of the ways gender is visually represented.

Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and social contexts of gender constructions.

Demonstrate the ability to articulate different categories of gender.

Demonstrate a clear understanding of the social conventions of gender.

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)