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Undergraduate Film

2020 Spring Term

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3 Units

VISUAL CULTURE IN AMERICA

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

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

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

LITERATURE ON FILM

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 change of instructor.


3 Units

TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES

Film 358

This course considers important issues in Film Studies not fully addressed in regular film courses. Topics offered will be of particular social and academic importance, and the course will include instruction in both reading and writing film criticism. Repeatable with change of instructor.


3 Units

QUEER CINEMA

Film 374

In Queer Cinema, students will deploy analyses of gender and sexuality that respond to the possibilities and limitations of the medium. Queer Cinema is appropriate for any student who wishes to learn how to apply complex theories of gender representation and sexual identity to the analysis of visual narratives.


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


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Film 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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