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Courses - Fall 2017
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FILM245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245.
Also offered as: ENGL245.
Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245, ENGL245, or FILM245.
Formerly: CMLT214.
Introduction to film as art form and how films create meaning. Basic film terminology; fundamental principles of film form, film narrative, and film history. Examination of film technique and style over past one hundred years. Social and economic functions of film within broader institutional, economic, and cultural contexts.
FILM298B
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Iranian Cinema I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as PERS283. Credit granted for PERS283 or FILM283.
FILM301
Cinema History I: The Silent Era
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Examines the development of silent cinema from the 1890s to the early 1930s drawing on at least five distinct national traditions (French, German, Russian, British, and American). Introduces students to key cinematic conventions as they emerged around the world.
FILM345
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Credit only granted for: FILM345 or ENGL329J.
An examination of important Hitchcock films from the perspective of innovation, aesthetics, and cultural history.
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of department. Also offered as ENGL329J. Credit only granted for FILM345 or ENGL329J.
FILM359N
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; World Science Fiction Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARTH359N. Credit granted for ARTH389R or FILM359N.

The course will examine important global science fiction films, with emphasis on films made by directors in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
FILM388
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning: Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FILM419B
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
FILM419C
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Media; Post-1940 American Experimental Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
FILM420
French Cinema: A Cultural Approach (in Translation)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: FREN480.
Credit only granted for: FREN480 or FILM420.
A study of French culture, civilization, and literature through the medium of film. Taught in English.
FILM429I
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Orientalism in Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM429I. Credit granted for ARTH488I or FILM429I.

The course will use critical insights from cultural studies, psychoanalysis, post-colonialism, genre criticism, and feminism to examine the politically charged and ideologically biased cinematic representation of the peoples and cultures of North Africa and Asia.
FILM469I
Special Topics in Film Theories II; Feminist Film and Media Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as GERM449I and GERM689I. Credit granted for FILM469I, GERM449I, or GERM689I.
FILM499
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.