Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course expanded my mind so much, professor Francis connected with her students on more than just an educational level. The ways that she would make us think about film has honestly changed my life. There are so many ways to analyze and understand what you're watching - from the angles of film to the music within the background to the relationships between characters to a myriad of other things. Professor Francis was hands down the most amazing professor I have had the privilege of being a student of during my collegiate experience.
We watched many different films that Black film-maker, Spike Lee, created. We read about Lee's upbringing and his influences which shined so much light on what the messages, within the films he has created, are trying to convey to the audience. I learned much more about film than I expected to in this course which I thoroughly enjoyed, this was one course I was actually anxious to attend every other day - and one course I would HATE to miss, if I was ever sick.
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Advice for students:
Come in to this course with an open-mind and be willing to discuss what you watch with the class - because the more you talk about the issues and things you learn within the films... the more interesting the course will be as you progress along in the semester.