CINEMA-123 - AMERICAN CINEMA: CROSSING CULTURES - Mindy Johnson
|Course:||AMERICAN CINEMA: CROSSING CULTURES|
Hello! Welcome to our online course for Cinema 123. My name is Mindy Johnson and it is my great privilege to share with you the vibrant world of cinema! I’m a working professional in the industry, as well as an adjunct professor. I teach a wide range of cinema and animation classes at COC as well as CalArts, Drexel University and various other campuses globally. With a background in television/feature film production and motion picture publicity, I continue my work for a growing list of clients including the Walt Disney Company, AMPAS/Oscars.org, The Walt Disney Family Museum, WNET/American Masters, Stage Nine Productions, SiriusXM Radio and Horipro Entertainment. As an author/historian, I am the leading expert on the history of women in animation and the recipient of the 2019 Film Scholar Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is a joy to bring these cutting-edge discoveries into my courses as I continue my research, writing and speaking around the world – online these days.
Cinema 123 surveys motion pictures with analysis of key filmmakers and masterpieces representing a range of American ethnic groups. We’ll be exploring a wide range of films which exemplify the voices and experiences of under-represented groups within the American historical experience. Examination and analysis of Hollywood’s treatment of various cultures will be explored, granting a wider awareness and understanding of individual and group cultural experiences through the language and impact of cinema.
What to Expect in this Course
Each week there will be screenings & online class lecture & discussions. Weekly chapter reading will prep you for the forthcoming week’s film screening and discussion. A 1-page typed statement exploring and expressing your individual impressions of each film viewed is to be submitted each week, demonstrating the expansion of critical thinking and the applicable skills of studied examination. There will be a mid-term project/presentation and a final exam culminating the semester.
Types of Assessments
Weekly class attendance & viewing reflections
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
There is no specific text for this course. Various handouts and links will be shared in class.
Other Relevant Course Information
I will occasionally be sending/offering various support reading & viewing materials throughout the course. Links & docs for these support materials will be posted at various points throughout the semester.
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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1101