Introduction to Film provides a general introduction to the history of American film, its language, and chief directors. Specifically, this elective examines selected major films in terms of the genres from which they emerge. The course also examines technical elements of filmmaking and screenwriting, the financial and economic impact of the industry, and the evolution of film as art since inception. In addition, the course seeks to discover ways in which films reflect a given society at a specific point in time. Introduction to Film requires visual, oral, and written analysis of films presented in class.