FREN 250 - French Cinema: National Traditions, Global Horizons


Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD, WR
This historical survey will expose students to the directors, movements, and periods that have represented French filmmaking since its beginning (ie. Lumiere, Melies, Surrealism, 1930s Poetic Realism, Occupation, New Wave, contemporary film). A study of the history of industrialization, cultural policy, and state regulation will also help show the conceptualization of French cinema as a "national cinema," despite its international artistic heritage and audiences, and as a particular kind of interface representing Frenchness within and beyond France. Taught in English.
Enrollment Limit: 30
Instructor: G. An
Prerequisites & Notes
No prerequisite, but CINE 110 or another course in French is strongly recommended.
Cross List Information This course is cross-listed with CINE 250.


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