Students will write a 3-5 page analysis paper that focuses on at least one film from each of the first 2 thematic units covered in the course. Students are expected to write about films they have not analyzed for their screening reports. They are expected to discuss how the major theme is represented in the film, how that representation mirrored American society (or stands in contrast to it), etc. Students are expected to use not only the films as sources but also the assigned readings to present their analytical argument. Papers are to be properly formatted (Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1 inch margins) and cited (Chicago Style, MLA, APA—pick one and stay consistent).