January 16, 2007

Regan, Marie
Intro to Film

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Regardless what a few reviewers said below, this is not a terrible class and Regan is not a terrible professor. She's a stickler to be sure. She hates tardiness and seems a little frozen in her ways, and unduly fond of the word "gaze," but she's not an altogether unpleasant professor to have. She knows her stuff, she facilitates a decent amount of class discussion and in my opinion the grading is entirely fair. As for the work load being heavy, that's a lie. The readings are short, relatively straightforward and only need be referenced in passing on the midterm and papers. At least half the class time each week is devoted to screenings, and they're all, almost without exception, excellent films. For an intro to film course, you could do worse.

Workload:

Pretty light. A short in-class midterm and two medium length papers.