November 15, 2004

Regan, Marie
Intro to the study and theory of film

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

Okay, in terms of scheduling, this class meets only once a week, but for four hours. There were times when I wondered if I would make it out alive or awake. That said, Professor Regan does give a five minute break either before or after the feature film and generally looks the other way when you sneak in food as long as it is not too noisy or offensive. Now as for the class itself: the movies are great, a really wide variety, and the professor does seem to really enjoy and care about what she teaches. Discussion can be painful at times, but this class was overall a pretty good experience. Professor Regan is pretty fair grader, but she takes off if your paper or test does not cover all possible aspects of the questions - in other words, she likes answers to be very thorough.

Workload:

Not too bad. Weekly readings, one minor oral presentation, a paper, a midterm, and a take home final. Definitely doable.