FIG #2: Archetypes and Storytelling in Contemporary Film

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Cluster Description:
Do movies and plays accurately mirror the psychology of human experience, or distort it?


Psychology 101
Mike Mana
8:30-9:50 am
Theatre 201
with Lab
Kamarie Chapman
3:00-3:50 pm
4:00-5:50 pm
Seminar 101
Susanne Seales
12:00-12:50 pm

Total Credits:


Course Descriptions for Archetypes and Storytelling in Contemporary Film

  • Psychology 101, Introduction to Psychology, (Mike Mana) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 43137
    Examination of basic psychological processes utilizing results of research investigations: participation in at least two experiments or equivalent activities is expected.
  • Theatre 201 with Lab, Introduction to the Cinema w/ lab, (Kamarie Chapman) 3cr, HUM, CRN: 44108
    Training eye and ear to appreciate the work of the filmmaker. Analysis of the basic conventions of technique with an emphasis on critical exposition.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Susanne Seales) 2cr, CRN: 41150
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. This seminar critically examines aspects of the human condition through the lens of film studies, traveling from the silent era to the current age of digital technology,. In addition to a course packet of literature available on Canvas, we will peruse a selection of films., and (if applicable) sections of the Western Reads text for the year (given to all incoming freshman at Summerstart). Students will also spend about one-third of the in-class sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at WWU.

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