Jun 17, 2024  
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COMM 345 - Film as Dialogue: The Social Power of Cinema


This Student-Initiated Course asks students to think critically about film as a mode of communication that engages identity constructions and politics, cultural influences, and social effects. This course examines film as a messaging system that may reflect or promote sociocultural norms, but also may enable audiences to negotiate meanings and use film as a site of resistance and/or self-expression. In addition to having roots in the theoretical models and approaches of communication as a field of study, the course also incorporates interdisciplinary frames with links to a variety of fields of study, including gender studies, English, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. In this course, students learn critical theories and how the application of them can unearth new meanings in films through screenings, readings, and analyses of particular films, especially those that reflect films that both counter and support political or social agendas, specifically those that define or contest normative identities.

Credit(s): 3



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