- Builds Understanding of Cinematic Storytelling
- Analyzes and Discusses Films
- Develops Cultural Aptitude
Whether your goal is to write a screenplay, work in the film industry, or simply explore and enjoy cinematic stories, these courses develop skills essential for analyzing and discussing films. Be transported to diverse cultures and historic periods through films.
This class will explore American political films alongside their social and political contexts.
From Night of the Living Dead to Get Out: George Romero and the Revolution of the Modern Horror Film
Watch landmark horror films in class and discuss them, with a special emphasis on interpreting them as expressions of sociopolitical anxieties.
Explore films by controversial and contradictory director Stanley Kubrick, including Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, and Eyes Wide Shut.
Watch classic French films and reflect on how they are responsible for creating a mythologized understanding of French history.
Watch some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most compelling masterpieces, and explore their complex social and moral themes.
Examine a wide range of films and engage in lively discussions about what makes each a truly exceptional work of art.
Screen and discuss a variety of terrific movies you may have missed but are definitely worth seeing.
Watch and discuss six epic films that run longer than the standard-length feature film.
Explore the social and cultural meanings and cinematic style of contemporary Italian films.
Explore the remarkable lives and films of two icons of the Hollywood Golden Age—Billy Wilder and William Wyler.
Explore the life and work of George Cukor, Hollywood’s original “actor’s director.”
View and discuss eight films that depict war, both on the battlefield and at home.
Explore how America has been portrayed on film by six excellent directors.