Cinema 102

History of Film from its Beginnings to 1945

A survey of the development of the motion picture as an art form and cultural phenomenon from its inception to the end of World War II, including early inventors, pioneers of cinematic grammar, and major film movements such as German Expressionism, Soviet Montage, and the Golden Age of the American studio system.

Films are regularly screened in the classroom.

3 hours lecture, 3 units of credit

Transfer acceptability: CSU; UC