Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course focuses on two genres of film: horror and thrillers (â€œscary moviesâ€). We will discuss the distinction between these two genres through an examination of films such as The Silence of the Lambs. We will examine what kinds of pleasures these films offer to viewers, and why we find these films scary/thrilling even when we know that they are â€œnot real.â€ We will draw on philosophy, film history, film theory, and psychological/sociological research in order to understand how these films work and how they work on us as viewers.
To be announced
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Short writings, quizzes, and exams