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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 323                                    
Course Title: The Crime Film
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An in-depth study of the evolution and aesthetics of two major film genres, the gangster film and the film noir, though an examination of conventions of motivation, character, action, locale, and iconography. The course will emphasize the genre film's treatment of the fundamental cultural conflicts that exist in society.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: