Aug 13, 2022
SPAN 446 - Hispanic Cinema
This course focuses on the analysis of films that represent different aesthetics and genres of Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latino film making. The course is offered in English to students of any discipline, and is a literature elective for Spanish majors and minors. Film critiques will be written in Spanish for Spanish majors and minors.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain basic filmmaking theory
- Identify the themes, symbols and metaphors posed in Spanish, Latin American and US Latino films
- Analyze plot, characters, sequence of film narratives of films viewed in the course
- Interpret films viewed in class, including technical features, screen writing, themes, and characterization
- Synthesize research findings on how films from Spain and countries in Latin America, or from the US Latino culture, can communicate effectively across cultural, linguistic, and political systems
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