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This course introduces students to some of the key debates in contemporary film theory from the 1970s to the present. It enables students to view and study a variety of filmmaking practices - including political cinemas, cult film, experimental film and video, as well as mainstream cinemas - and looks at some of the diverse ways that film has been understood and debated by both filmmakers and film theorists. Provides a foundation for upper level study in Film Studies.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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