Upcoming Courses

SPRING 2020

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FILM245
Film Form and Culture

Instructor: TBD
Credits: 3
Also offered as: ENGL245.
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.

FILM298D
Film Art in a Global Society

Luka Arsenjuk
Credits: 3
Also offered as: CMLT280.
Comparative study of a variety of film traditions from around the world including cinema from Hollywood, Europe, Asia and developing countries, with a stress on different cultural contexts for film-making and viewing.

FILM302
Cinema History II: The Sound Era

Luka Arsenjuk
Credits: 3
Introduction to the international history of cinema from sound around 1930 to the present.

FILM319E
Experimental Cinema

Eric Zakim
Credits: 3

FILM329N
Politics and Memory on Screen: A History of Latin American Cinema

Daniel Richter
Credits: 3

FILM359E
Hollywood in the Golden Age, 1930-1950

Marianne Conroy
Credits: 3

FILM359O
New Wave Cinemas of the Soviet Bloc

Elizabeth Papazian
Credits: 3

FILM359R
Cinema and Religion

Eric Zakim
Credits: 3

FILM369A
Post-War Film Theory

Mauro Resmini
Credits: 3

FILM388
Experiential Learning: Film Studies

(Perm Req)
Credits: 1-3
Contact department for information to register for this course.

FILM412
Animation and Cinema

Oliver Gaycken
Credits: 3
An examination of animation in art, cinema, and other media.

FILM441
Italian Cinema I: Neorealism

Mauro Resmini
Credits: 3
Explores representations of Italy in cinema with special focus on identity formation and the movement of Italian neorealism and post neorealism. Taught in English.

FILM429L
Contemporary Transnational Chinese Cinemas and Art

Jason Kuo
Credits: 3
Through critical screenings and viewings, readings, discussions, we will examine cinemas and art by directors and artists in the Greater China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong), the “cultural China”, and the Chinese diaspora. Students will consider representative works by directors such as Ang Lee, Ann Hui, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Kar-wai, and Zhang Yimou, and artists such as Ai Weiwei, Gao Xingjian, and Xu Bing.

FILM499
Directed Study in Film Studies

(Perm Req)
Credits: 1-3
Contact department for information to register for this course.