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HISTORY 309. United States Immigration History. 3 Credits.

This course surveys American Immigration History with a special focus on ethnic and race relations. It emphasizes social issues relating to immigration, immigration laws, and multiculturalism.

HUM STUD 309. Introduction to Film History and Theory. 3 Credits.

Art criticism is concerned with the ways in which perception influences artistic judgment. This course will be a survey of significant works, traditions, and movements of film and media history from cinema's beginnings to the present. Examines questions of what distinguishes cinema from other visual arts, considering theories of film aesthetics, meaning, and spectatorship from the classical to the contemporary era. Investigations may include issues of commerce, technology, authorship, genre, affect, transnationalism, race and ethnicity, gender, and cinema's intersection with theories of other arts.
Spring Even.

THEATRE 309. Theatre History I:Greek to 19th Century. 3 Credits.

This course will focus on the development of Western theatre history and literature from the Ancient Greeks to the late 19th century. Students will make connections between the cultural practices (politics, religion, social life, etc.) of a particular time and place and the theatre that was produced by it. This will not only lead to a fuller understanding of the origins of this work, but should help the student become a more sophisticated and informed artist and/or audience member when considering the dramatic offerings of today, including television, films and web content.
Fall Only.