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DRA 112 - American Film


3 Credit(s)
This course explores the full impact of Hollywood filmmaking as an art form, economic force, and cultural indicator. It explores the deeper meaning of American movies-the hidden messages of genres, the social and psychological effects of Hollywood film style, and the mutual influence of society and popular culture. Students will engage in textual analysis and comparative analysis, utilizing film excerpts and entire movies as tools, and supporting their ideas with research. The course includes analysis of theme, symbolism, historical and cultural context, and cinematic elements such as cinematography, visual and sound design, and directing. Lecture Hours: 48 | Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG 105  or an equivalent composition course at another college or university with a minimum grade of C-
Note: Corresponds to college or university lower division coursework.







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