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Film Media (FLM)

Director: Professor Leo

101 Introduction to Film Media (3)

Introduction to techniques of film practice, film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) (A) [D]

203 Film Theory (3)

An introductory survey of classical and contemporary approaches to film theory and criticism. (Lec. 3). (A) [D]

204 History of Film I (3)

A survey of world cinema from its invention in the 1890s to the early 1950s, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary, and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2. (A) [D]

205 History of Film II (3)

A survey of world cinema from the 1950s to the present time, examining the production, distribution, and exhibition of narrative, documentary, and experimental among other forms of film. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2). (A) [D]

401 Field Experience in Film Media (1-6)

Structured academic work in a business, industry, educational, or agency setting under the supervision of a faculty advisor. (Practicum) Pre: permission of faculty advisor.

451 (or ENG 451 or CLS 451) Advanced Topics in International Film Media (4)

Study of international film genres from one or more national, regional, or diasporic cultures and traditions. Emphases on theoretical, historiographic, and media research methods. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: junior standing or permission of the instructor. FLM 204 or 205 recommended. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits with change of emphases or topics.

491 Directed Studies in Film Media (1-6)

Directed study for students wanting to do advanced work in film media. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: acceptance of project by faculty member and approval by program director. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

495 Seminar in Film Media (3)

An intensive, interdisciplinary capstone course; exploring writings and ideas about film across two or more fields of study; or examining cross-cultural themes and issues in world cinema. Topic to be announced. (Seminar) Pre: 101 and 203 or permission of instructor.

Following are related courses in other departments eligible for both the film media major and minor.

African and African-American Studies

352 Black Images in Film

Art

204 Digital Art and Design I

215 Video and Filmmaking I

304 Digital Art and Design II

316 Video and Filmmaking II

417 Video and Filmmaking III

Art History

374 Topics in Film

376 History of Animation

377 History of Experimental Film

Communication Studies

341 Documentary Film Pre-Production

342 Documentary Film Production

346 Social and Cultural Aspects of Media

414 Rhetoric of Sports in Film

445 Television Advertising

English

300 Literature into Film: Drama or Narrative

302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism

303 Cinematic Auteurs

304 Film Genres

French

320 Studies in French Cinema

History

358 Recent America in Film

Italian

315 Italian Cinema

Journalism

110 Introduction to the Mass Media

230 Introduction to Radio and Television News

311 Media Criticism in America

331 Electronic News Gathering

Spanish

320 Studies in Spanish Cinema

Theatre

182 Script Analysis: Film Media

In addition, special topics and temporary courses offered by other departments may be eligible for both the film media major and minor.


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