FIS 494 History of the American Film

Examination of the films of major directors from D. W. Griffith in the Biograph period (1908-1912) to the present. Filmmakers such as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, George Cukor, Robert Flaherty, Frank Capra, Raoul Walsh, and others. Pre-requisite(s): ENG 102 and Junior or Senior standing. Crosslisted with ENG 476B.