Upcoming Courses

FALL 2020

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FILM245
Film Form and Culture

Mauro Resmini
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.

FILM298B
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Iranian Cinema

Matthew Miller
Credits: 3
Credit granted for PERS283, FILM283, or FILM298B.
Introduction to Iranian cinema, society, and culture. Taught in English.

FILM298D
Film Art in a Global Society

Credits: 3
Also offered as: CMLT280.

FILM301
Cinema History I: The Silent Era

Elizabeth Papazian
Credits: 3
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.

FILM319K
The Disney Studio and the Animation Industry

Paul Cote
Credits: 3
Also offered as ENGL329L.

FILM329E
Soviet Film: Soviet Cinema and Culture after Stalin

Elizabeth Papazian
Credits: 3
Also offered as: RUSS398F.

FILM329G
Hollywood and Politics in the 20th Century

Saverio Giovacchini
Credits: 3
How the American film industry, American films, and the Hollywood community have interacted in the course of the 20th century.

FILM329R
The Mafia: From Corleone to Hollywood

Mauro Resmini
Credits: 3
Also offered as ITAL499M.

FILM359B
TV Genres in Context: Israeli Serials and American TV

Eric Zakim
Credits: 3
Also offered as ISRL329B.

FILM359P
The Films of Martin Scorsese

Marianne Conroy
Credits: 3
Also offered as ENGL329P.

FILM359X
Classic Foreign Films

Jason Kuo
Credits: 3
Also offered as ARTH389Q.
Students will explore classic foreign films from India, Japan, China, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and other countries. This course is designed to enable students to examine historically and artistically significant films made since 1945 by some of the most important directors in world cinema. By examining these representative examples of classic foreign films (such as The 400 Blows, Bicycle Thieves, Red Sorghum) in their geopolitical and institutional contexts, students will learn and understand how these films embody as well as give expression to modern and contemporary culture, society, and history. All films are subtitled.

FILM369N
Sound, Voice, Music

Eric Zakim
Credits: 3

FILM385
German Cinema

Hester Baer
Credits: 3
Also offered as GERM385.

FILM388
Experiential Learning: Film Studies

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

FILM421
Francophone African Film

Valerie Orlando
Credits: 3
Also offered as FREN421.
maginary and Memory in the reality of Francophone African Film from 1960-present. Taught in English.

FILM429G
Global Art Cinemas

Jason Kuo
Credits: 3
Also offered as ARTH489Q.
Global art cinemas often challenge their audiences and demand more active engagement because of their unconventional modes of story-telling and their emphases on the directors personal expressions. Students will critically examine some of the most talked-about and engaging art films; they will also consider the influence of art history on the films by such great directors as Wong Kar-wai, Bresson, Visconti, Scorsese, Figueroa, Varda, Campion, Reichardt, Potter, Tarantino, Greenway, and Resnais.

FILM469G
Cinema in the History of Media

Luka Arsenjuk
Credits: 3
A study of the place of cinema in the history of optical and audiovisual media from the early modern period (Renaissance) to the present.

FILM499
Directed Study in Film Studies

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