SPAN 375: Introduction to Spanish-Language Cinema

SPAN 375-001: Intro Spanish-Language Cinema
(Fall 2022)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Peterson Hall 1113

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Section Information for Fall 2022

SPAN 375 - 001: Intro Spanish-Language Cinema

This course is an introduction to film art as it relates to the rich and diverse cinema history of Latin America. Conducted entirely in Spanish, the course focuses on students’ acquisition of knowledge on the material and principles of film form, or the basic elements of film narrative, mise-en-scène, editing, and sound. Students will be asked to put their new knowledge into practice by watching closely and analyzing major films produced across the Latin American regions in the 20th and 21st centuries, from Argentina to Chile to Bolivia to Chile to Brazil to Cuba to Mexico. A variety of film genres will be enjoyed, including the documentary, the musical, the comedy, the thriller, the coming-of-age movie and the road film. The “New Latin American Cinema” or the socially-engaged film of the 1960s and 1970s, and its influence on contemporary film and quality television, will be a special focus in the course. In addition to studying film as an art form we will also tackle prominent issues in contemporary film studies, including film theory, the history of audiences and the role of cinema as a form of mass media.



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces the study of film as an art form and the academic discipline of film studies as they relate to the Spanish-speaking world. Focuses on students' acquisition of knowledge on the material and principles of film form and their practice in film analysis of discrete Spanish language films and film genres of significance within the 20th and 21st centuries. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305 and SPAN 306 or SPAN 309 or SPAN 315.
Recommended Corequisite: SPAN 370, SPAN 385, SPAN 388, SPAN 390.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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