By Collegian Staff
Morton College will this summer offer a new online class: Humanities 153, Survey of the History of Film.
This class satisfies most Humanities requirements. It is traditionally offered in a discussion and lecture format in the Spring. Professor Karolis Zukauskas (known by most students as Mr. Z) has been teaching it since 2006. This summer he’ll be leading the online version. The course will be available online only during the summers.
Summer classes are taught over 8 weeks instead of the usual 16. While they offer convenience, they can also make time-management challenging, particularly because the meetings come in 3-6 hour “chunks” of class time.
“In the summer, an online format can offer working students or students with children the ability to pace themselves in a more flexible way,” Zukauskas said. “In an online film class, students can do all the homework on a computer, including watching the films. They don’t have to commute to campus at all, and the material costs for the course are low.”
The Survey looks at film from a chronological perspective, beginning with silent films and culminating with digital animation. As part of assignments, students will view classics like Casablanca, The Great Train Robbery and Blade Runner. Also on the syllabus are controversial works like Full Metal Jacket, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Her.
To register for this class, speak to your advisor. If you have questions, you can e-mail Mr. Zukauskas.
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