Music in films is not just an accompaniment, but an essential part of the experience. The music can heighten our emotions, create atmosphere, explain actions, and do an endless amount of other work on behalf of the narrative. Designed for the general student, this course will examine film music to understand some of the many ways that it is used, beginning with basic information about films and their music. The works we will study cover a century of film making, beginning in the early 20th-century and ending with current cinema. No prerequisites: the ability to read music is not necessary. This course fulfills the CORE Arts requirement.