Summer and Fall 2017 Course Offerings

SUMMER 2017
FILM245 - Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
CORE: HA: 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.
Online
WB21 Instructor: TBA
Meets July 10, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Class time/details on ELMS ONLINE

FILM329B - Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Global Perspective on Cinema Censorship
Credits: 3
Also offered as SLLC368B. Credit granted for FILM329B or SLLC368B. In this online course, we will screen some of the most important films censored in different nations and cultures throughout the history of cinema. These films, censored, challenged, or banned on political, social, sexual, and religious grounds, will provide fascinating material to consider the relationship between culture and politics, morality and ideology. Films to be screened online may include A Clockwork Orange and Paths of Glory (Kubrick), Peeping Tom (Powell), Crash (Cronenberg) , Butterfly Kiss (Winterbottom), Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Kama Sutra : A Tale of Love (Nair), Fire (Mehta), Drunken Angel (Kurosawa), The Virgin Spring (Bergman), The Devils (Russell), Body of Evidence (Edel), The Moon is Blue (Preminger), A Streetcar Named Desire (Kazan), A Separation (Farhadi), All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone), And God Created Women(Vadim).
Online
WB11 Jason Kuo
Meets May 30, 2017 - July 9, 2017
Class time/details on ELMS ONLINE

FILM359G - Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; The Road Movie
Credits: 3
Also offered as SLLC 368G. Credit granted for SLLC 368G or FILM359G. The road movie, defined by W. Everett as "a fluid and open-ended genre which uses the narrative trajectory of road as an extended metaphor of quest and discovery through which to approach fundamental concepts of reality, should enlighten us about important modern and contemporary issues such as self-discovery, displacement, exile, border-crossing, and the interfaces between the national and supra-national identities. We will screen films from Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Russia, UK, US, and other countries, as well as several transnational co-productions We will study some of the most well-known road movies in conjunction with critical readings.
Online
WB21 Jason Kuo
Meets July 10, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Class time/details on ELMS ONLINE

FALL 2017
FILM245 - Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
CORE: HA 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
Also offered as PERS283. Credit granted for PERS283 or FILM283.

FILM301 - Cinema History I: The Silent Era
Credits: 3
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
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
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 - Experiential Learning: Film Studies
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.

FILM419A - Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Media
Credits: 3

FILM419B - Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Media
Credits: 3

FILM420 - French Cinema: A Cultural Approach (in Translation)
Credits: 3
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.

FILM469I - Special Topics in Film Theories II; Feminist Film and Media Theory
Credits: 3
Also offered as GERM449I and GERM689I. Credit granted for FILM469I, GERM449I, or GERM689I.

FILM499 - Directed Study in Film Studies
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Contact department for information to register for this course.