American Cinema

ART 1030 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Explores the uniquely distinguishing characteristics of American cinema, ranging from such formal elements as camera angles, lighting, editing, sound, acting, narrative structure, and construction of point of view. Analyzes such recurring concerns of American cinema as the individual and community, issues of masculinity and violence, urban alienation, uprootedness, and adolescence. Discusses directors Michael Cimino, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, and John Ford.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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