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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.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245 or FILM245. Also offered as: ENGL245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245 or FILM 245. Formely: CMLT214."
FILM302
(Perm Req)
Cinema History II: The Sound Era
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283.
Restriction: Must have permission of the Film Studies program.
Introduction to the international history of cinema from sound around 1930 to the present.
FILM319A
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; David Bowie, Film and Audio-Visual Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283. Also offered as ENGL329F. Credit only granted for FILM319A or ENGL329F.
FILM329R
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; The Mafia: From Corleone to Hollywood
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM332
Brazilian Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: PORT332.
Credit only granted for: PORT332, FILM332, or PORT378.
Formerly: PORT378.
Brazilian films from the late 1950s to the present with a special view to the relationship between cinema, society, historical dates, and social changes in Brazil. Taught in English.
FILM334
Soviet Film: Propaganda, Myth, Modernism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: RUSS334.
Credit only granted for: RUSS334, FILM334, or RUSS298K.
Formerly: RUSS298K.
A Survey of Soviet film from the 1920s to 1991, focusing on important directors, genres, themes, and styles. Taught in English.
FILM335
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Through Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: SLLC335.
Credit only granted for: SLLC235, SLLC335, FILM335, HEBR298B, or ISRL249B.
Formerly: HEBR298B or ISRL249B.
How does the Arab-Israeli Conflict represent itself? How do the actors within this conflict (and some from outside) come to understand this conflict by representing it to themselves? The prism of film will touch on many of the various discourses (history, society, culture). The course will investigate whether the medium of film represents and formulates this Conflict in a particular way.
Also offered as ARAB398Fand ISRL349V. Credit granted for FILM335, ARAB398F or ISRL349V
FILM359E
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Hollywood in the Golden Age, 1930-1950
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
FILM369M
Special Topics in Film Theories; Critical Approaches to Modern Culture and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM370
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Digital Video Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: FILM245; and (FILM301 or FILM302).
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Film Studies department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students majoring in Film Studies.
An introduction to basic video production using digital tools. Students will learn principles of pre-production, production, and post-production. Aesthetics, theory, and practical aspects will be examined in the context of short film production. The fundamentals of developing a screenplay, storyboard, cinematography, lighting, sound design, and editing will be discussed and explored.
FILM388
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning: Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FILM426
Modern Chinese Film and Visual Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: ARTH484.
Credit only granted for: FILM426 or ARTH484; ARTH489F in F2012, F2011, F2008, or S2009; or ARTH488F in S2010, S2008, or F2009.
Formerly: ARTH489F in F2012, F2011, F2008, or S2009; or ARTH488F in S2010, S2008, or F2009.
Modern Chinese culture, society, and history studied through examples of art, film, and visual culture.
FILM459E
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Fantastic Voyages: Cinema and Exploration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283. Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL468E. Credit only granted for:FILM459E or ENGL468E.
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.