Jan 25, 2021  
Spring 2020 Update 
Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COM (0108) 251 - The New Cinema: Original Series

Credits: 3.00

Students will view and discuss episodes from a number of different series, which will range from classics such as The Prisoner and Decalogue to popular current shows, possibly Orange is the New Black or The Sopranos.  Students will engage in a thematic, aesthetic, moral and cultural analysis of the shows.

Upon the completion of this course students will be able to:  
•    grasp the dramatic and cinematic imperatives of this form.
•    discern and engage with the moral issues embedded in this medium.
•    acquire a historical and cultural perspective on media.
•    Students will be able to critique the effectiveness of a particular series using their knowledge of the imperatives of drama and cinema, via writing and discussion.
•    Students will be able isolate and intellectually engage with the morals in a particular series via writing and discussion. 
•    Students will be able to compare current American series to older and foreign series, via writing and discussion.