Spring 2023

Coming to Terms: Cinema

Listed in: English, as ENGL-280  |  Film and Media Studies, as FAMS-210


Joshua M. Guilford (Section 01)


(Offered as ENGL 280 and FAMS 210) An introduction to cinema studies through consideration of key critical terms, together with a selection of various films (classic and contemporary, foreign and American, popular and avant-garde) for illustration and discussion. The terms for discussion may include, among others: modernity, montage, realism, visual pleasure, ethnography, choreography, streaming, and consumption. Two class meetings and one screening per week.

Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Professor Guilford.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to declared FAMS majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, audio-visual analysis, independent film viewing, collaborative assignments

ENGL 280 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM FAYE 113
W 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM FAYE 113
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM FAYE 113


Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2025