Grade Level: 10-12                No. Semesters: 2

    Fee: None                              Credit: 1-Fine Arts


    Prerequisites: None


    Film Appreciation is a comprehensive and historical study of American movies from their origins to contemporary forms.  Students will watch films while learning vocabulary, historical precedents, societal contexts, and techniques used by filmmakers in creating the movie experience for viewers.


    Aside from viewing films, students will focus on classroom activities that include writing film reviews, group discussions, writing brief reports on films and filmmakers, and occasional quizzes.