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Student Outcomes for majors

Students majoring in TCS or Film Studies will have:

  • The basic technical and analytic vocabulary of film and media form and criticism
  • The ability to historicize, situate, and reflect on the links between aesthetics, technology, modes of production, sociology and politics in moving image and audio media in different times and spaces
  • A comparative perspective on film, media, and audio from different historical periods, their styles, and national and transnational contexts, in writing and orally
  • The ability to reflect critically on the validity of other accounts and interpretations through reading and discussion of existing critical scholarship

Majors will know and understand:

  • The ways film and other audio-visual media engage with and influence specific historical and cultural contexts
  • How to identify and comprehend major approaches to theorizing interpretation and reception of film and other audio-visual media
  • How to engage in critical reflection on audio-visual media’s role as mediator of different dimensions of social organization (gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality)
  • How to develop a carefully argued interpretation of individual audio-visual texts

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