This course will introduce students to concepts, theories, and methods of film and media practices and will provide a basis for further study in the subject. Course materials will encompass film, video, and television studies. Students will examine the production and consumption of screen-based discourses, including image, montage, and sound; apparatus theory and historiography; genres; authorship; issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and nation; economics; and looking practices. Assignments will emphasize development of writing, analytical, and research skills. This course may be used to satisfy an elective requirement for the English major. Satisfies a requirement for a minor in African and African Diaspora studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Humanities.