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Course Schedule for FILM STUDIES - Fall 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2319 FILM-201-01 Basic Filmmaking 1.00 SEM Harnarine, Ian M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  NOTE: Contact Director of Film Studies, Prof. Prakash Younger for permission to enroll.
  A hands-on introduction to filmmaking from the perspectives of the director and editor. By designing and executing a series of short, creative production projects, students will explore how moving image techniques are used to structure meaning. Topics include composition, videography, sound, continuity editing, montage, and dramatic structure. Cameras and software are provided, and significant collaborative work is required.
3740 FILM-309-01 Film Production 1.00 STU Harnarine, Ian W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Major production participation in a faculty/guest directed Film Studies program film project. This course also includes a student-produced project component.
2214 FILM-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
2014 FILM-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Students may assist professors as teaching assistants, performing a variety of duties usually involving assisting students in conceiving or revising papers; reading and helping to evaluate papers, quizzes and exams; and other duties as determined by the student and instructor. See instructor of specific course for more information. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2768 FILM-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2307 FILM-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
3630 ENGL-288-01 World Cinema 1.00 LEC Younger, James M: 1:15PM-3:55PM
W: 6:30PM-9:30PM
TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 200-level elective. This course can be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the film studies minor. Film screening only on Wednesday evenings.
  This course provides an introduction to the study of world cinema, with a focus on cinematic cultures other than those of the USA or Europe. We will begin by considering some of the theoretical questions involved in intercultural spectatorship and introducing/reviewing critical categories we can use to discuss the films. We will then proceed through a series of units based around specific cinematic cultures, focusing on movement, genres and auteurs and on the historical, cultural, and geopolitical issues that the films illuminate. For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 200-level elective. This course can be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the film studies minor.
3564 ENGL-339-01 Indian Film and Literature 1.00 SEM Younger, James MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM
M: 6:30PM-9:10PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies the post-1900 requirement.
  This course offers an introduction to the rich culture and society of the Indian subcontinent through some of its most celebrated films and works of literature. We will explore work in different genres (Bollywood films, Bengali art cinema, documentaries, short stories, novels, poetry and non-fiction writing) and several distinctive linguistic cultures (English and Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and other regional languages in translation) as a means to feel at home within the oceanic complexity, the sublime diversity, "the Wonder that is India". This course is research intensive. For English majors, this course satisfies the post-1900 requirement.
3625 ENGL-425-01 Postmodernism in Film & Lit 1.00 SEM Rosen, David W: 6:30PM-9:10PM
M: 6:30PM-9:30PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  NOTE: For undergraduate English majors, this course satisfies the post-1900 distribution requirement. For literature and film concentrators, this course fulfills the requirement of an advanced course toward the major, and counts as a course in literature and film. This course fulfills the requirements toward the film studies major. Monday evenings screening only.
  “Postmodern” is the term used most often to describe the unique features of global culture (art, architecture, philosophy, cinema, literature) since the 1970s. And yet there is practically no agreement about what those features might be: is postmodernism ironic or serious, flat or deep, real or hyper-real, alive or defunct? In this course we will examine competing and often contradictory views of postmodernism, with the goal of developing a historical perspective on the contemporary world we live in now. Texts will be divided evenly between philosophy/theory (Lyotard, Baudrillard, Jameson, Fukuyama, Hutcheon), cinema (possible films: Bladerunner, Mulholland Drive, Pulp Fiction) and literature (possible authors: Borges, Pynchon, Barthelme, Murakami, Foster Wallace). The seminar will culminate with a field trip to New York City. English 425 and English 825 are the same course. For undergraduate English majors, this course satisfies the post-1900 distribution requirement. For literature and film concentrators, this course fulfills the requirement of an advanced course toward the major, and counts as a course in literature and film. This course fulfills the requirements toward the film studies major. NOTE: Monday evenings screenings only.
3626 ENGL-825-01 Postmodernism in Film & Lit 1.00 SEM Rosen, David W: 6:30PM-9:10PM
M: 6:30PM-9:30PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  “Postmodern” is the term used most often to describe the unique features of global culture (art, architecture, philosophy, cinema, literature) since the 1970s. And yet there is practically no agreement about what those features might be: is postmodernism ironic or serious, flat or deep, real or hyper-real, alive or defunct? In this course we will examine competing and often contradictory views of postmodernism, with the goal of developing a historical perspective on the contemporary world we live in now. Texts will be divided evenly between philosophy/theory (Lyotard, Baudrillard, Jameson, Fukuyama, Hutcheon), cinema (possible films: Bladerunner, Mulholland Drive, Pulp Fiction) and literature (possible authors: Borges, Pynchon, Barthelme, Murakami, Foster Wallace). The seminar will culminate with a field trip to New York City. English 425 and English 825 are the same course. For undergraduate English majors, this course satisfies the post-1900 distribution requirement. For literature and film concentrators, this course fulfills the requirement of an advanced course toward the major, and counts as a course in literature and film. This course fulfills the requirements toward the film studies major. NOTE: Monday evenings screenings only.
2325 FREN-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
3516 HISP-226-01 Iberian & LatAmer Film&Convers 1.00 LEC Subirana-Ortin, Jaume MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent.
  In this course students will analyze landmarks of Spanish/Latin American cinema in terms of social, historical, and cultural questions they raise, as well as in terms of ideological, aesthetic, and cinematographic movements to which they belong. The discussion of films will be conducted in Spanish and will provide an academic forum for the exchange of ideas, interpretations, and critique. Heritage speakers, students who have studied in a Spanish speaking country, or students who have taken a course at a higher level (Hispanic Studies 261 or above) are not eligible to enroll.
2324 LACS-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
3651 PSYC-397-01 Psychology of Art 1.00 LEC Mace, William TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Constructive, Gestalt, and ecological approaches to perception will provide a framework for examining the following topics: How pictures serve representational functions, the relation between perception and production of art works, the evolution of artistic styles or movements, and nonrepresentational and nonpictorial art. Enrollment limited.
2106 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick, Michelle MW: 10:00AM-12:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students; 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 2 for seniors.
  An introduction to the basic elements of acting. Students will work on releasing tension, developing their powers of concentration, promoting spontaneity through improvisation, and exploring a systematic approach to preparing a role for performance. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level acting courses.
2504 THDN-103-02 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick, Michelle TR: 10:00AM-12:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students; 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 2 for seniors.
  An introduction to the basic elements of acting. Students will work on releasing tension, developing their powers of concentration, promoting spontaneity through improvisation, and exploring a systematic approach to preparing a role for performance. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level acting courses.
2575 THDN-121-01 Intro to Media Studies 1.00 LEC Polin, Mitchell W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 39
  NOTE: 4 seats are reserved for seniors, 5 seats for juniors, 15 seats for sophomores and 15 seats for first year students.
  This course is designed to examine the language and iconography of mediated forms of communication through an interdisciplinary historical and theoretical framework. To this end we will define "media" broadly as including practices ranging from print and theatrical, to cinematic and digital forms and practices. Through the readings, lectures, and discussions, as well as their own writing, students will have the opportunity to analyze various media texts and critically explore the role of media in their own lives.
3658 THDN-225-01 Interactive Media 1.00 STU Polin, Mitchell R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  C- or better in Theater and Dance 121 Introduction to Media Studies, or concurrent enrollment in Theater and Dance 121, or Permission of Instructor
  Cyberspace is merging with physical space as new technologies and applications make their way into almost every phase of artistic practice and root themselves in our day-to-day lives. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of new media history as well as hands-on experience using various interactive technologies towards application in live art and performance practice. Areas to be covered include: remix practice, online communities, sound/video art, and interactive audio and video programming. The forms and uses of the new technologies are explored in a studio context of experimentation and discussion. Assignments will take the form of experimental paper writing, assemblages, installations, sound mash-ups, and ‘interactive’ art projects.