Course # 12159 (CM) , 10162 (CP)
Available to Grades 11-12
Film literacy is a convergence of the interdisciplinary practices of literary and media studies, which both concentrate on the analysis of both visual and written texts. Exploring what film says about the human experience, the class will center discussion around how film constructs meaning, and questions whose interests film serve. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to view a variety of films and engage in numerous writing exercises. The main focus of this class is allowing students to access multiple critical lenses while experiencing cinema, and essentially let the individual determine what qualifies as “good” or “bad” film.
Prerequisite: English 9 and 10