ENGH 470: RS: Topics in Screen Cultures Research

ENGH 470-001: Media, Politics, & Melodrama
(Fall 2024)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Nguyen Engineering Building 1108

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Section Information for Fall 2024

Research Capstone Course

This course explores the near-ubiquitous presence of melodramatic form in modern culture. It will examine melodrama to open up critical questions about the inter-relationship of politics, aesthetics, social injustice, and the place of media in society. The course will draw on key theoretical debates and diverse critical perspectives, and will analyze film, television, political campaigns, computer games, and popular culture from around the world. This course will also prepare student for final projects on topics of their own choosing.

ENGH 470-001 enrollment is controlled. Please email Professor El-Hibri at helhibri@gmu.edu for permission to register.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced studies of development of film language, both as cultural practice and medium for formal innovation. Topics might include studies of national cinemas, historical periods, genres, or individual directors. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 372 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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