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Undergraduate Film

2018 Spring Term

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3 Units

VISUAL CULTURE IN AMERICA (GI)

Film 110

This course explores the history and enduring significance of visual culture in America. Themes the course will explore include the role of technology in visual culture, modern consumerism, cinematic representation, and the postmodern digital collage of contemporary culture.


3 Units

GENDER AND FILM (GE)

Film 266

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.


3 Units

CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS (GH)

Film 272

In this course, students will learn to conceptualize, structure, and produce analytical writing in multiple forms within digital contexts. Since such contexts are often multi-modal--layered with visual images as well as sound--instruction will include the analysis and appropriation of the visual and auditory in critical writing.


3 Units

FILM GENRE (GH)

Film 350

Film Genre examines the conventions, development, and cultural contexts of a rotating selection of film genres, with a focus on the stylistic innovations, recurrent themes, and varying interpretations of representative films and/or filmmakers. Repeatable with change of topic.


3 Units

LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)

Film 352

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with topic change.


3 Units

TEXT AND IMAGE (GH)

Film 356

This course is a theoretical and practical study of how text and image interact to create "story" in visual communication, focusing especially on sequential art (a.k.a. graphic novels or comics) and interactive fiction (e.g. video games).


3 Units

SCREENWRITING

Film 376

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.


3 Units

FILM THEORY

Film 485

In this course, students will learn how film theory developed, study the work of major film theorists, and analyze specific films using sophisticated theoretical lenses. Topics will vary

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