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COMM 225 - Film as Communication

(3 credits)
This course is a survey of the development of the motion picture as a medium of communication, with an emphasis on films and practices of the popular American cinema. The course introduces students to ways in which to understand and analyze film as a form of communication. The course instructs students to analyze mise en scène elements (e.g., script construction, staging, lighting, sound and music, framing, editing techniques, special effects and the impact of digital technologies) and how these impact narrative framing, and viewer understandings and responses.