CMST 120 Film History • 5 Cr.
Course examines the historical origins of cinema from 1880 to 1945, including the developments in film making from Europe, to Russia to Hollywood. Course looks at the different uses of and roles played by film including the use of movies as ideological tools. Recommended: ENGL& 101 and completion of any CMST Theory course.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the process and history of the motion picture and the film industry. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and techniques of the great international film pioneers. Demonstrate an understanding of how an acceleration of technologies in film making has changed the art form of film. Describe the use of movies as ideological tools.