CIN 103 HISTORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM
CIN 103 – History of African-American Film
Course Number & Name: CIN 103 History of African-American Film
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the history of African-American film, from early film pioneers to new directions in African-American filmmaking. Much of the course content is analyses of theories, film facts, and people.
General Education Goals: CIN 103 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity. The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples. CIN 103 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain the historical development of African-American film;
- analyze the work of key African-American filmmakers and artists;
- assess key films and their relation to historical events and movements in African-American, U.S. and global culture and politics; and
- acquire, evaluate and cite print and online information sources regarding African-American film.