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Cinema History 1 (CIST 1101)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the history, theory, and criticism of Cinema from its origins in the silent era through the sound era of Classical Hollywood, German Expressionism, Russian Montage, and French Poetic Realism. You will examine Cinema as a unique art in the context of other arts and the American and European social milieux. You will also interpret Films in terms of their historical positions, national origins and aesthetics.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Cinema History 2 (CIST 1102)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a study of the history of film language and style. You will begin with the transition from the classical studio system to American Film Noir, Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, New German Cinema, International Co-Production, and the contemporary American Independents. You will also focus on analysis and interpretation of films which are representative of evolving national traditions of Cinema, with recognition of their divergent cultural milieux.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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World Cinema History (CIST 1103)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course explores classic and contemporary films created by the most influential filmmakers throughout the world. These films will allow you to examine the cross-pollination between traditional Hollywood cinema and various international film movements. To better understand how film shapes our perceptions of other cultures, you will analyze the social, cultural and political dynamics involved in making and viewing these films.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Documentary History (CIST 1104)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course explores the history, theory, and practices of documentary film and video, tracking the genre from the actuality films of the early 1900's through the present day resurgence in documentary film and video. You will study a diverse body of documentary work that explores traditions and values of different social and cultural groups and classes in the United States. You will examine what constitutes a documentary, analyze the fundamental aesthetic tools of documentary filmmaking (camera, sound, structure, and interviewing), and examine the role of technology in the current democratization of the genre.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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Topics in Cinema (CIST 1105)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides an opportunity to study in depth a variety of Cinema topics. Possible topics include studies of directors, genres, national cinemas; Different cinematic perspectives (gender, race, ethnicity, history, literature, theatre, art and music)
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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History of Photography (CIST 1106)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores developments in the technology, aesthetics and cultural significance of photography from its origins to the present. You will examine the works of major photographers, and the relationships of those works to history, art and commerce. Must be taken A-F.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

 Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.

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