Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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No discipline is more international than cinema. Modern film originated simultaneously in the United States and France. But whether one looks to Thomas Edison or the Lumiere brothers, they were merely the beginning of a global art movement and an international industry. The great innovators came from all corners of the globe: Russian revolutionaries, American studio moguls, Japanese anime artists, Italian neo-realists, the French New Wave, the Ealing comedies of postwar Britain, and many, many more. The goal of the Film Studies Program is to help students appreciate the complexities of artistic expression that have always been part and parcel of film. Built from the film offerings of the language departments, courses were added to give all students a fundamental core. In recent years we have added courses on screen writing, and plan to add more.

Our fundamental goal remains:

we provide an intellectual passport to an interconnected world, always highlighting the myriad ways that imagination intersects with reality.