Creating the Mystery-thriller to teach cinema studies and genre analysis.
Keywords:Genre, mystery, film analysis
This syllabus if for an upper division undergraduate course in Electronic Media and Broadcasting (EMB) and is taught face-to-face, one day a week, every semester. The course typically has 24 students enrolled, the majority of which are EMB majors and minors but many students from Cinema Studies also take the course. Because the EMB program is focused on production-based skills, this course serves as one of the only upper division media analysis courses for the program. In this class students will explore the fundamental structures of the mystery as we work to examine the construction, purpose, implication ans transformations of the genre.
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