2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 2500 History of the Moving Image

This course introduces students to the history of moving images from serial photographs and pre-cinema through the rise of modern film and video, to the YouTube era. Students will examine a wide range of films and moving images that reflect the social, cultural and historical contexts in which they were produced. In so doing, students will also learn to read the formal and structural vocabulary of the moving image. During the course, students will watch movies, television shows, animations and experimental works that illustrate both a wide range of possibilities and the rich history of the moving image.