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 RDG 096 and ENG 096 or ESL 105 and ESL 106 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

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:

  1. explain the historical development of African-American film;
  2. analyze the work of key African-American filmmakers and artists;
  3. assess key films and their relation to historical events and movements in African-American, U.S. and global culture and politics; and
  4. acquire, evaluate and cite print and online information sources regarding African-American film.


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