2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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HUM 215 World Cinema (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly HUMAN 215

Course Description
World Cinema examines the films and film-making practices around the world. This class explores the production standards and cinema choices of film movements such as German Expressionism, Italian Neorealism, British Social Realism, The French New Wave, Parallel Cinema, 5th Generation Chinese film, Cinema Novo, and Third Cinema.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the various methods of film analysis/aesthetic of international cinemas, detailing how these methods differ from nation to nation, and culture to culture.
2. Analyze and interpret a film from another culture.
3. Examine how cultural differences impact film choices and film making.
4. Analyze the relationship between a film’s themes and its social, political and economic history.
5. Recognize and debate the features of national cinema and their (dis)use of conventional Western narrative film-making practices.
6. Trace the evolution(s) of various national cinemas and film movements, their influences and their impact on other film makers.
7. Compare the history, production and content of world cinema with Hollywood (Western) cinema. Describe the contributions and influence that various world cinema directors and film movements have had on world cinema.
8. Understand and explain how different cultural beliefs lead to different modes of storytelling and expression.

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