Jul 15, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25
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AAS 3520 - Blacks in Contemporary American Cinema

Explores the representation of African Americans in contemporary American cinema since the 1970s. It also examines the contributions of African Americans on both sides of the camera, as well as various themes conveyed in the films of the period. This class will not only understand film as a text, it will also critique, analyze and investigate the social and political messages within the film text.

Requisites: AAS 1500
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS: Bridge: Diversity and Practice
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze and understand film as a constructed text.
  • Be familiar with Africana film theory.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the formation of the current Hollywood system.
  • Understand the development of Africana participation in Hollywood.

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