Available to: all qualified students, see placement requirements on the World Language Department page

This course provides an introduction to film in the Hispanic world, exploring the development of different national traditions within Latin American and Spanish Cinema. At the same time, the course puts emphasis on conversational skills, covering some of the basic tools for interpreting and writing about film. Editing, sound, cinematography, and mise-en-scène are some of the key terms and concepts studied in order to understand how viewers and filmmakers create meaning in films. Students are exposed to and familiarized with Hispanic culture and the current realities of some Hispanic countries. Particular attention is paid to the interrelation of cinema and culture, and the intersection of aesthetics and politics.