FMS 320  Film Genre

  This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and theories

  of film genre. Throughout the semester, we will examine the

  structures, styles, and major themes of film genres such as

  comedy, horror, science fiction, teenpics, action-adventure,

  social problem films, disater movies, and the western. Special

  attention will be paid to the tension between Hollywood

  filmmaking and auteur cinema. Copies of the current syllabus

  are available here.