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    • Profile picture
    Nov 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Chris Sepesy is a wizard when it comes to teaching.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the entire history of how movies began to become what they are today.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Soak in as much knowledge as possible because every bit applies to your future.

    • Fall 2014
    • Christopher Sepesy
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Final Paper
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    Jul 27, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If you have a robust love for cinema then this course will most certainly be one you will adore! History of American Cinema dives deep into the world of film, from its birth all the way up into its present state of being. Along with that though, you will also get a sense of how actual history influenced film and how film made its own impact on history. Taking this course is like a roller coaster ride through the decades, cascading you firsthand through the adventure, and the teacher, Chris Sepesy, with his enthusiastic and humorous love of cinema, makes it all the better.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was simply the course itself. Obviously, seeing how it is a cinema class you will watch movies most of the time, but the movies selected are what had set this class apart from the rest. The teacher has a great taste of films that are both entertaining and informative. As you watch them I promise you that you will get lost within the decade and, for the full duration of that film, become entranced by its cinematic magic. Because of that, I can honestly say that I learned a lot about how film worked in tandem with history and also a lot about the behind the scenes information about the creation of a film. You're able to absorb a lot of new names and faces, and because of that will have the opportunity to discuss the art form of cinema in a completely new and worldly way.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Overall just don't take for granted that it is a cinema class and all you will be doing is watching movies. Pay attention and absorb the information taught! It is fun to learn, yes, but once those test come around you will wish that you stayed up during that boring part of the film (trust me, I've been there). Just stay focused and have fun with it. At the end of the day if you paid attention and fostered a good relationship with the teacher, you will definitely past the course.

    • Fall 2015
    • Christopher Sepesy
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions Final Paper
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    Mar 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class was hands down the best I've taken in my now 13 years of school. If you have a passion for cinema, you'll learn more about our nation's film industry than you could ever hope. If you're a casual movie-goer, then you'll take just as much away from this course. Taught in 2 hour lectures that fly by in 30 minutes, you absorb everything that's thrown at you. Then, you'll watch a film. I know I rated this class as tough, and I swear it is. But you'll love every second of it.

    Course highlights:

    The course goes over American cinema history from the advent of film to the present day. The best part of this class is that you don't just get an overview of the great filmmakers, but also the lesser-known, equally-genius filmmakers. Each week you leave the class with a newfound passion for your craft, or a new respect for movies as an art. You discover films you've never heard of, and they immediately rank among your favorites.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Keep your notes organized (that being said, make sure you actually take notes). The midterm and final are tough, and they're two of three grades that make it into the book, so you definitely want to study for them. The class is very conceptual, so you'll want to remember cultural themes rather than dates and names. As long as you show up to class and listen to the lectures (which are easily the most entertaining 2 hours you'll ever experience), this course will be a great experience. That being said, it's tough; you definitely need to work for it.

    • Winter 2015
    • Christopher Sepesy
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions

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