The course is designed for students who have no formal training in film studies before. It will provide a chronological survey of film history through introduction to canonical films and significant movements in the past one hundred years. Significant styles and issues will be discussed. Students will read the third edition of Film As Social Practice to quickly get a grip on the basics in film studies. British Film Institute''s (BFI) film classics and modern classics series will be used to provide detailed introduction and analysis of films selected in this course. Those who have already taken introductory courses in film studies are encouraged to take the more advanced film course offered in the same semester instead. Students interested in this course can start watching the films listed on the syllabus of my undergrad Film History course (http://184.108.40.206/wenchi/film/syllabus892.htm).