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HUM 4:    Introduction to American Cinema

Advisory: English 440
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2
This introductory course in film studies is a survey of the American film industry as an art form, as an industry, and as a system of representation and communication. The course explores how Hollywood films work technically, aesthetically, and culturally to reinforce and challenge America's national self-image.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
6106 AUD SS214 RICHARDS G 3.0 W 0700P - 0950P 60
Above class meets entirely online


HUM 10:    Approaches to Contemporary Film

Advisory: Eligibility for English 250 and 260.
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C1, C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C1, C2
Approaches to Contemporary Film examines theories of film criticism as they apply to films from 1960 to the present. Students learn technical, visual, classical, historical, cultural, ideological, and aesthetic approaches to film and sample from a representative list of foreign and domestic movies. Special emphasis is given to new voices from non-American sources and to emerging voices in American cinema.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4454 LEC SS214 RICHARDS G 3.0 TuTh 1110A - 1225P  
4455 LEC SS214 RICHARDS G 3.0 MW 1245P - 0200P  


HUM 23:    Independent Study

Required: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean.
Transferable: CSU
Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4456 IND HU111 RICHARDS G 1.0 DHR 0000 - 0000 22