Film and Cultural Identity


This major is a cross-cultural study of film. While film is often misconstrued as nothing more than a means of escapism or simple entertainment, the major explores how film also allows us to define who we are, both as individuals and as groups, and within the confines of our own reality. It approaches film as a powerful influence in today's society, both domestic and global, interpreting what we perceive and how we perceive it. Finally, film enables the filmmaker to define himself/herself as a person, and also allows her/him to access a greater common self in the form of a cultural identity.

Related Courses:

FILM 101 Intro to Film and Film Studies
FILM 220 Video Production (methods part 1)
FILM 250 History of World Film 1895-1945
FILM 251 History of World Film 1945-Present
FILM 252 Film Aesthetics and Analysis (methods part 2)
ANTH 215 Ethnographic Film
FILM 218 Global Media Culture
FILM 375 Comparative National Cinema
FILM 350 Topics in Film Theory
SOC 204 Sociology of Mass Media and Popular Culture
AS 326 Sixth Generation Directrs in China
IDS 464 Individualized Study - Research

Graduation year: 2014