Film Studies: This class will explore the power of filmmaking and the evaluation and appreciation of film through story, character, and different genres (Drama, Comedy, Family, Thriller, Biopic, etc.) and critical approaches. Through online interviews with film critics and filmmakers, online dialogue with the class, outside film viewing, assigned readings, online engagement activities, written assignments, weekly postings and creative projects – we will discover the art of film by examining scriptwriting, visual techniques, acting, musical score, special effects, and more. Through this course, we will also get a closer look at why all films have individual interpretations. Our perspectives are unique and different, and that will impact each person’s film analysis.