New class to focus on Hitchcock this fall

August 7, 2012 | Features, UToday
By Staff


If you are a film major or a movie maven, consider enrolling in a new course, Alfred Hitchcock: Film Auteur, which will be offered fall semester.

Earn credit and have fun exploring the work of one of the most influential directors of the 20th century.

This online Adult Liberal Studies seminar will focus on selected films that provide an aesthetic overview of Hitchcock’s work, selected readings that analyze his techniques, and general lectures and discussions that help illuminate his career, note his contributions, and provide an understanding of why he is considered “master of suspense” as well as a director interested in exploring the human condition.

Hitchcock films are both entertaining to watch and fascinating to critique and analyze, according to Dr. Robert Turley, associate professor of English, who will teach the class.

“Through viewing key films in his repertoire such as ‘Rear Window,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Birds,’ and doing the required readings, this Adult Liberal Studies seminar also provides a unique view of this British director’s particular interpretation of American life and society through his use of 20th-century American landmarks and scenes,” he said.

For further information on this new course, contact Turley at

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