VSAR 422 (SUMMER 2014) (37510)

*Add/drop period is 06/02 - 06/08. Permission number from instructor required for enrollment.*

VSAR 422

Art and Technology of the Moving Image

This fully online course explores 20th century filmmaking. We watch and analyze films, (primarily narrative U.S. fictional feature films) using a variety of perspectives including art history, technology, communications and semiology, economics, politics, history, psychology, and sociology. By examining theories and practices of film production, distribution, and critique, this class invites you to engage with, and communicate about, art, culture, and the world.
Student Learning Objectives…You will learn how to:
 Identify the major aesthetic and technological developments that arose at the beginning of the 20th Century and their effect on human life (1: breakthroughs)
Deconstruct films, decoding how propaganda and entertainment are created by understanding cinematic techniques. (2: entertainment & propaganda)
Critique the relationship between commerce and art in filmmaking (3: industry)
Analyze films by applying basic theories of hegemonic power and gender studies  (4: powers)
Demonstrate an ability to employ modern research skills.  (throughout course in forums)
Interpret various cinematic works, creating your own perspective on their qualities and functions (throughout course in forums)
Hypothesize on the longstanding relationship between subcultures and marginalized groups in media (5: conformists and rebels)

Note: Matriculated students MUST register using their MyCsusm portal.  

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Course No: 37510
Units: 3.0
Begin Date: June 2, 2014
End Date: July 3, 2014
Begin Time: Online
End Time: Online
Meeting Days: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Jonathan Berman
**Please see course description above for how to register and pay for this course.