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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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FA 264 - Women Make Movies

4 Credit(s)

This course focuses on women directors and their contributions to cinema. Students will be introduced to the historical, cultural, and economic context of film production, as well as to formalist film vocabulary. They will explore readings in feminist scholarship and analyze woman-authored cinema in the context of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Texts span the silent period to the present.

Prerequisite: Suggested placement into WR 115  (college-level reading and writing skills)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Explain women's contributions to cinema

2. Describe the ideological implications of films in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, nation, and class

3. Recognize and describe the multiplicity & diversity of women filmmakers' choices in terms of narrative content and cinematic style

4. Use a social, aesthetic, technological, or economic lens to analyze film(s)

5. Contextualize films within their socio - political and economic histories, paying particular attention to the constraints that preclude the participation of women directors specially women of color

6. Apply an understanding of film language in the analysis of women s cinema 

7. Write meaningfully about the formal and ideological issues of the films studied during the quarter

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