History of the Cinema LIBA 9314

Online Option

Explore major movements in the history of film through our History of the Cinema course. Learn about Hollywood, from the silent era to the development of specific genres (musicals, gangster films and horror films). Also consider propaganda films, film noir, the major European traditions (Soviet Montage, German Expressionism, Italian Neo-realism, French New Wave) and the development of independent cinema. Analyze films and clips by representative filmmakers from each period.


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn while college buildings are closed.

Technical/Computer Requirements:

Refer to the basic technology requirements for Blackboard online courses.

Hours and Fees



Contact Information

Course Sections

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course; however, check back often to see if we have developed additional schedules for fall and winter (through to April). If you would like to receive an email notification when the spring/summer term (May to August) is released, complete our sign-up form.

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