CES 115 Storytelling: Identity and Culture through Film • 5 Cr.


Examine the ways that film reflects, counters, reshapes, and impacts society. Understand the historical, political, and social contexts of film and learn to critically ?read? film to better understand culture and inequality. Satisfies either Social Science or Humanities credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically interpret and analyze film as a cultural text. Identify how film can reflect and challenge U.S. society and culture.
  • Examine the ways race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and ability function in terms of representation in film.
  • Investigate¬†film's historical relevance in shaping history, culture, and identity. Identify one's own previously-held perspectives on the themes addressed through film and explain how those perspectives may have changed.¬†