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
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
374 Topics in Film
376 History of Animation
377 History of Experimental Film
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
300 Literature into Film: Drama or Narrative
302 Topics in Film Theory and Criticism
303 Cinematic Auteurs
304 Film Genres
320 Studies in French Cinema
358 Recent America in Film
315 Italian Cinema
110 Introduction to the Mass Media
230 Introduction to Radio and Television News
311 Media Criticism in America
331 Electronic News Gathering
320 Studies in Spanish Cinema
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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