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Film Genres: The Western
FILM 389
Fall 2019 not offered

This course is devoted to aesthetic and cultural analysis of key films belonging to the Western genre. Our aesthetic approaches will include discussions of typical components of the Western, authorship in the Western, narrative structure, and the construction of the West via visual space and sound. Cultural analysis will place particular emphasis on the myth of the frontier, the relationship between the Western and political rhetoric, and the genre's treatment of race, ethnicity, and gender. Roughly equal weight will be placed on these two approaches. Though primarily a film analysis course, we will also address the historical trajectory of the Western from its early silent days through its decline in the early 1970s to its present-day status.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)

Last Updated on JUL-23-2024
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