Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Brewer, Kenneth
Discipline and Number
HUMA 1301 Section 004
MWF Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Course Title
Exploration of the Humanities

Description of Course:

This course focuses on two genres of film: horror and thrillers (“scary movies”). 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 “not real.” 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.

Required Texts:

To be announced

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Short writings, quizzes, and exams

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