E 344W E 344W. Citizen Kane and Company: The Essential Films. 3 Hours.
Examine a select body of films, ranging from the early sound era to the present, that changed the vernacular of filmmaking, opened up new generic or stylistic directions, or epitomized the work of a widely influential director. Explore film history and theory, an introduction to the study of film genres and movements, the major tactics and techniques of film analysis, and the rigorous study of filmic texts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester English 344L (Topic: Citizen Kane and Company) and 344W may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.