SOCI2251Film and Society Prior to World War II3 ch

This course examines the rise of the North American film industry, its organization and its current cultural influence. It investigates the history of early film, the rise of the studio system, the star as celebrity, the emergence of a number of film aesthetics, and it analyses how film has represented social issues especially those of class, gender and race.

Prerequisite: SOCI 1001 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.