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TDF 473 001 Special Topics in Film: American Film Genres
B. Sweeney

A film genre is a recognizable type of movie, characterized by certain pre-established conventions. Genres evolve over time and are directly connected to the cultures that produce and cultivate them. This course will survey the history and theory of popular American film genres such as horror, comedy, westerns, sci-fi, musicals, etc.





Applied Music - Registration & Fee

These are private lessons taught by an instructor on a one-to-one basis.  Lessons are given once a week and do not count as a fifth course.  There is an additional charge of $570.00 for lessons each semester.  Students must register with the Music Department during the first week of the semester to receive a lesson schedule and be assigned an instructor.  Students who do not register with the Music Department during the first week of the semester cannot be guaranteed lesson space.  If an instrument is unavailable at the College, the student is responsible for its rental fee.  The Department cannot stow most instruments because of space constraints.

Concert Chorale and I Cantori

Concert Chorale is a non-auditioned mixed ensemble open to all students.


Membership in I Cantori is by audition only.  Students wishing to audition for I Cantori must contact Dr. T. J. Harper during the first week of the semester to schedule an audition appointment.


In addition to courses regularly scheduled each semester, there are other opportunities for study of peoples and cultures from an anthropological perspective.  Individual students who would like to take any of the courses listed below, by arrangement and through acceptance of the responsibility entailed in the use of a directed readying format, are invited to contact Sr. Leslie E. Straub, O.P., Coordinator of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Howley Hall 108, ext. 2517.
APG 301               Art in Everyday Life
APG 303               Sacred Journeys
APG 304               The Built Environment and Spatial Form
APG 325               India: Cultural Studies
APG 327               Himalayan Cultural Studies
APG 339               Faith and Healing
APG 360               Prehistoric Archaeology
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