FILM190-1: Freshmen Seminar: Film, Media

Topic: Hitchcock/Hitchcockian

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Rich Building 108
Schreiber, Michele Joanne
7:30pm - 10:00pm
White Hall 205
Schreiber, Michele Joanne
Appropriate for First Year students.

Explores various topics in Film Studies or Media Studies. When taught as Introduction to Film, this course fulfills a core requirement of the Film Studies major and minor. When taught as a media studies class, this course counts towards the Media Studies minor. Weekly screenings required.

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

This course will offer an in-depth examination of the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most influential directors in film history.  Despite the fact that he hasn’t made a film in more than four decades, Hitchcock remains an object of ongoing fascination for mainstream audiences, academics, and filmmakers.  We will examine Hitchcock from multiple vantage points throughout the semester in order to gain a better understanding of the man as a public figure, an artist, and a brand, as well as the degree to which he has influenced contemporary filmmakers and filmmaking practice. These perspectives will reflect the major research areas in the field of film studies, including: biography, historiography, formal and theoretical analysis, and industry studies.  Students will be asked to make a presentation and write a culminating final paper that demonstrates a sustained and rigorous understanding of Hitchcock’s work and his contribution to film and media history.

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