Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: DRA                                     Course Number: 106                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Film
Subject: Film
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


In this course students will study the art of film from its invention in the 1890s to the present day, and examine how the cinema has impacted American and world cultures. Students will use film studies, communication, and cultural studies methods to examine film clips and key films, and explore the significance of these works of art in the cultures that created them. Students will develop the necessary analytical and evaluative abilities to understand and articulate how the language of film conveys messages and meaning to audiences.

General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Cultural Studies: Fine Arts

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date:    06/30/2014