These courses emphasize the important traditions of genre and the literary and aesthetic approaches toward understanding and valuing film media, and their integration into the broad historical, cultural and ideological context. Directed studies can be taken in Production or Critical Studies.
Critical examination and research of selected historical, theoretical or aesthetic issues in international filmmaking. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor; 101 and 204 or 205. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor and with change of emphasis. Not for graduate credit.
Study of international film genres from one or more national, regional or diasporic cultures and traditions. Emphases on theoretical, historigraphic and media research methods. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: Junior standing or permission of instructor. FLM 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits with change of emphases or topics.
AAF352 Black Images in Film (3)
Exploration of the cultural, economic, political, and ideological motivations behind the standard representation of people of the African Diaspora in cinema in the U.S. and other areas of the world, while examining film as a genre with a vocabulary and idiom of it own. (Lec. 3)
ARH374 Topics in Film (3)
Explores the social, historical, and aesthetic development of the cinema from 1895 to the present. Lectures (3 hours) and required film screenings. (Lec. 3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with permission of instructor.
ARH376 History of Animation (3)
Traces the development of animation from the pre-history of animation to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251, 252, or permission of instructor.
ARH377 History of Experimental Film (3)
Traces the development of experimental cinema in the context of modern art. (Lec. 3) Pre: 251, 252, or permission of instructor.
CLS450 Hispanic Stereotypes in Fiction and Film
COM346 Social and Cultural Aspects of Media (3)
Explores social and cultural dimensions of media. Includes case studies of print, television, film, video, and computer-mediated communication. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relation majors are eligible to enroll in this class. (Lec. 3) Pre: junior standing or permission of instructor.
COM414 Rhetoric of Sports in Film (3)
Studies the rhetoric of sports in film. Students identify and analyze rhetorical messages embedded in films that deal with sports as reflections of the filmmakers vision by applying film and rhetorical theory. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relation majors are eligible to enroll in this course. (Lec. 3) Pre: COM 381 and 383. Not for graduate credit.
ENG300 Literature into Film: Drama or Narrative (3)
Analysis of themes, techniques, and form in literature and film aimed at developing critical appreciation of printed and film narratives. Emphasis will alternate between fiction and drama. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]
ENG302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism (3)
Introduction to film theory and criticism. Emphasis on semiotics, auteur theory, psycho-analysis, genre studies, feminist theory, materialist critique, or cultural studies, with focus on range of popular, experimental, and documentary film traditions. May be repeated for credit when taken with different emphasis. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]
ENG303 Cinematic Auteurs (3)
Literary study of one or more major directors with a substantial body of work exhibiting recurrent themes and distinctive style (e.g. Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurasawa). Emphasis will vary. May be repeated once with different director. (Lec. 3) (A) [D]
ENG304 Film Genres (3)
Literary study of the particular conventions and evolution of one or more film genres (e.g Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Western). Emphasis will vary. (Lec. 3) May be repeated once with a different genre. (A) [D]
ENG205D Creative Writing: Screenwriting (3)
Writing and analysis of works written by class members and professional writers. (Lec. 3) ENG 205D may be offered online.
ENG305D Advanced Creative Writing: Screen Writing (3)
For students with talent and experience in creative writing and a good reading background in the genre(s) they wish to write in, whether short fiction, drame, or poetry. (Lec. 3) May be repeated.
FRN320 Studies in French Cinema (taught in English) (3)
Study of major French/Francophone film genres and of prominent French/Francophone directors. Emphasis will vary. Course taught in English. Students counting the course for a major or minor in French are required to do all written work in French and must have credit for FRN 204 and FRN 207. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. (Lec. 3) (A) (FC) [D]
HIS358 Recent America in Film (3)
An investigation of American culture and history since 1930 using films as the major resource for study, with emphasis on the Great Depression, World War II, sexual interaction, and race relations. (Lec. 1, Lab. 4) Pre: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
HPR324A Images of Masculinity in Film (3)
An exploration of the development, meaning, and impact of male images in American cinema. Emphasis is on the relationship of feature films to concepts of masculinity, the male "hero," male-female relationships, and related social issues. (Open to students who have also taken "Rebel images in Films")
HPR324 Rebel Images in Film (3)
An examination of the causes, development, and impact of the rebel image s in American cinema, especially, but not limited to, those films made during, or dealing with, the 1960s to 1970s protest era. An appreciation of cinema will be combined with an understanding of related periods in history. (Open to students who have also taken "Images of Masculinity in Films")
HPR411 Honors Seminar: Money & Misery OR War Stories OR Film and Video Practicum (3)
(Seminar) Fall 2007: Voices of Katrina; The Life and Thoughts of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Controversies in Environmental Science; Fictions of Ability and Disability; Film and Video Practicum. Spring 2008: Honors section of BUS 441, Honors section of BUS 445; Plant Plagues: Causes and Consequences; Globalization Work, and Human Rights.
ITL315 Italian Cinema (taught in English) (3)
Representative Italian films and their directors through viewing and discussions of films, lectures, and readings. Course taught in English. Students counting the course for a major or minor in Italian are required to do written work in Italian and must have credit for ITL 205 or 206 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. (Lec. 3)
JOR311 Media Criticism in America (3)
Examines news media performance in the United States by studying the works of media critics, both historical and contemporary. Practice in media monitoring and writing media criticism. (Lec. 3) Pre: JOR 110 or 115 or permission of instructor.
PHL256 Philosophy and Films
SPA320 Studies in Spanish Cinema (taught in English) (3)
Study of major Spanish film genres and of prominent Spanish film directors. Empahsis will vary. Course taught in English. Students counting the course for a major or minor in Spanish are required to do all written work in Spanish and must have credit for SPA 206. (Lec. 3) FLM 101 or equivalent recommended. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 credits. (A) (FC) [D]
THE182 Script Analysis: Film Media (3)
Understanding scripts through analysis of structure, character, language, genre and style and their evolution from page to film. Scripts, videos and DVD's will be studied.
WMS350 Women and Film (3)
Selected areas of study pertinent to women's studies. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or tutorial environments according to specific needs and purposes. (Lec.) May be repeated with different topic.