Popular Film and Cultural Theory

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: HA 370, HA 370A

A study of popular film and its social and political function. Special attention will be paid to mainstream films, especially Hollywood genre films, in the interest of exploring the ideological significance of popular film. An exploration of divergent views on the role of popular film within cultural theory will provide the context for the analysis of selected films.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of AHVS 370A, HA 370, HA 370A, HA 392 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in Art History and Visual Studies offered by the Department of Art History and Visual Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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