Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001; or Consent of Instructor. Study of an aspect of American film history (such as the silent era; the studio system; U.S. avant-garde cinema), including the influences of technological, economic, regulatory, cultural, and artistic forces. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. . GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.