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Intro to History and Theory of Film

February 15, 2004

Regan, Marie
Intro to History and Theory of Film

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I enjoyed this class and found Marie Regan to be a competent instructor. The syllabus reflected the broad nature of its subject and included many classics that deserve to be watched and re-watched. Also, Prof. Regan made an attempt to cover current and international examples of cinema and include them in an ultimately well-streamlined course. Class time was well-paced and organized, and I always felt like I was learning something important. My only complaint was with Regan's attempts to lead class discussions: she seemed well-intentioned, but often came across as opinionated, which was very frustrating to students who felt like she was not receptive enough to their ideas if they were not exactly what she was thinking. The TA's were great, and discussion sections were pretty painless.

Workload:

two in-calss exams that require knowledge of lectures and readings. Very fair. One 5 page paper, a 10 page paper instead of final. Attendance. Weekly readings. Workload was sometimes rather heavy, but it was all interesting and educational.

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