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F S 103 - American Film History 2: 1967 to the Present

5 Credits
This course will cover American cinema after the studio system focusing on the rise of The New Hollywood of the 1970s and the American independent film movement of the 1990s. This course serves primarily a historical survey of American Cinema but will also include film analysis.


Quarters Typically Offered

Spring Online

Designed to Serve Student seeking humanities distribution credits and film studies majors.
Active Date 20190610T09:30:54

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area I

Course Outline
The course will cover four main topics:

  1. The Studio System - This section will be a review of the studio system and the Golden Age of Hollywood
  2. Rise of The New Hollywood - This section will cover the period from 1967-1980 as Hollywood began restructuring itself after the studio system.
  3. The Return of Hollywood - This section will cover the late 1970s and 1980s as the studios began reasserting control mainstream American cinema.
  4. Rise of the “Indies” - This section will cover the late 1980s to the present as a new generation of independent film makes began to challenge the conventions of Hollywood studio films.

Student Learning Outcomes
Analyze the elements of specific film genres as well as the historical and artistic evolution of those genres.

Identify and discuss the basic elements of cinematography.

Analyze how narratives function in specific scenes within films.

Identify the classical Hollywood style as well as the alternative styles that developed afterwards.

Appraise the cultural and historical value of a film by establishing the context of individual films to their respective historical milieu.

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