FILM - Film Studies (FILM)

FILM 251/ENGL 251 Introduction to Film Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamental aspects of film analysis and criticism.
Cross Listing: ENGL 251/FILM 251.

FILM 285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Selected fields of film studies not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of director of film.

FILM 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Special topics in an identified area of film studies.

FILM 291 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in film.
Prerequisites: FILM 251/ENGL 251 or FILM 299 and freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

FILM 299 History of Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Historical development of major periods, movements and styles, including several different national cinemas.

FILM 343/WGST 343 Sex, Gender and Cinema

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.


Prerequisites: 3 hours in FILM or WGST; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: WGST 343/FILM 343.

FILM 345/COMM 345 Media Industries

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of the business organization, economic structures and processes and regulations of the media industry.
Prerequisites: Any lower-division COMM course, or junior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: COMM 345/FILM 345.

FILM 349 Documentary Cinema

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History and theory of documentary cinema; examination of documentary film’s ability to both reflect and shape the history of its time. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.

FILM 351/ENGL 351 Advanced Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

A different film topic each term; sample topics; major directors; historical periods, fiction into film, film genres. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: ENGL 251/FILM 251 or FILM 251/ENGL 251 or FILM 299 or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ENGL 351/FILM 351.

FILM 356/ENGL 356 Literature and Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Novels and films based on them; writers and filmmakers such as Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, John Ford, Sally Potter, John Huston, Charlotte Bronte and Peter Bogdanovich.
Prerequisites: 3 credits of literature at the 200-level; junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: ENGL 356/FILM 356.

FILM 376/PHIL 376 Philosophy, Film and Evil

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Application of philosophical methods and analyses to the medium of film; survey of various depictions and treatments of evil within the genre of science fiction; investigation of depictions and treatments of evil arising from consideration of human encounters with alien others.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: PHIL 376/FILM 376.

FILM 394 Studies in Film Genre

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of a specific film genre, such as Western, Gangster, Mystery, Science Fiction; genre varies each time course is taught; movies are screened and analyzed along with assigned readings that explore characteristics of the genre and its cultural importance. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: FILM 251/ENGL 251 or ENGL 251/FILM 251.

FILM 398/AFST 398 Africana Cinema

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of African cinema; historical survey of cinema from Africa and the African Diaspora; introducing films produced in several geographical regions and reflecting different filmmaking traditions. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: AFST 398/FILM 398.

FILM 401 National Cinema History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cinema History of a given film-producing nation other than the United States, such as Japanese Film, Swedish Film, South African Film. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisites: FILM 299; junior or senior classification.

FILM 402 Intermedia Performance

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of theory, history, literature and techniques of intermedia composition and design for film, theatre, dance, interactive media, and other forms of performance; examination of the collaborative creative process; projects in interdisciplinary performance.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and MUSC 316, PERF 202, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: MUSC 402 and PERF 402.

FILM 405/EURO 405 European Cinema

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exploration of key movements in European cinema from 1895 to the present, including both national cinematic traditions, such as Italian Neorealism or French New Wave, and international trends such as Formalism, Expressionism, or Auteurism.
Prerequisite: FILM 251/ENGL 251 or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 405/FILM 405.

FILM 406/EURO 406 Propaganda and Dissidence

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Use of film as a medium to promote political ideology, government propaganda, political dissidence, and subversion, with focus on Europe.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 406/FILM 406.

FILM 415/CLAS 415 The Ancient World in Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of modern films as they relate to ancient literary texts that inspired them or with which they share common themes; relationship between Greek epic, tragedy, and comedy and their cinematic adaptations; treatment of Rome as an idea or ideal in the work of both ancient Romans and modern filmmakers.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CLAS 415/FILM 415.

FILM 425/FREN 425 French Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of French cinema from its origins to the present; interpretation of French cultural history and politics through film; taught in English.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: FREN 425/FILM 425.

FILM 435/GERM 435 German Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Consideration and analysis of major works and directors of German Film; interpretation of culture through film; relationship of film to history, literature, and other arts; taught in English. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: GERM 435/FILM 435.

FILM 445/COMM 435 Rhetoric of Television and Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Critical analysis of television and film; close readings of such mediated texts; special attention to writing television and film criticism.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: COMM 435/FILM 445.

FILM 455/ITAL 455 Italian Cinema

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Survey of Italian cinema from Neorealism to the present; taught in English.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: ITAL 455/FILM 455.

FILM 465/CHIN 465 Chinese Film

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Consideration and analysis of major works and directors of Chinese film; interpretation of culture through film; relationship of film to history, literature and other arts; taught in English. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisite: Junior of senior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: CHIN 465/FILM 465.

FILM 481 Seminar in Film Studies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Seminar on a figure, theme, style, movement or theory in film studies, with practice in the methods of research in film studies, culminating in a substantial research paper. Open to seniors enrolled in the interdisciplinary minor in film studies and to others with approval of the Coordinator of Film Studies. May be taken two times for credit.
Prerequisite: 9 hours in film studies courses including FILM 299.

FILM 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Selected fields of film studies not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of director of film.

FILM 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Special topics in an identified area of film studies.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

FILM 491 Research

Credits 0 to 3. 0 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in film.
Prerequisites: FILM 251/ENGL 251 or FILM 299 and junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.