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FILM245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: 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.
FILM298A
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Masterpieces in French and Francophone Cinemas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as FILM298A. Credit only granted for FREN243 or FILM298A.
FILM298B
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Iranian Cinema I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as PERS283. Credit granted for PERS283 or FILM283.
FILM298C
Special Topics in International Film Studies; The Jewish Image on Screen (Film/TV/Web)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as JWST219A and CMLT298A. Credit only granted for JWST219A, CMLT298A, or FILM298C.

The different ways that the Jewish image has been represented in cinema over time, including film, television, and the Internet will be explored. Representations will include secular and religious communities; Orthodox and Haredi Jews; LGBTQ and Jews of Color; intergenerational conflict; various countries of origin (especially Israel and the US); and more.
FILM301
Cinema History I: The Silent Era
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
FILM329E
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Soviet Cinema and Culture after Stalin
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as FILM329E. Credit only granted for RUSS398F or FILM329E.
FILM329G
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; One Hundred Years of Hollywood and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST319W. Credit only granted for HIST319W or FILM329G.
FILM329J
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; The Self and the "Other" in Israeli Culture: Literature, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ISRL349Q, CMLT398B, HEBR498Q and JWST319Q. Credit granted only for FILM329J, ISRL349Q, CMLT398B, HEBR498Q or JWST319Q.

Modern Israel includes people of many different faiths, ethnicities, languages, and cultures, but Jews of European origin have generally dominated its political and cultural climate. Through literature and film, we will explore how the sense of the "self" is constructed and how the "other" is imagined in Israeli culture. "Others" include Palestinians, Sephardim, Mizrahim, non-Zionists, women, and Eastern Europeans who do not relinquish their ties to the past, as well as other individuals who resist the collective ideologies of a nation constructing itself.
FILM359G
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; World Science Fiction Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The goal of this introductory course is, through intensive viewings, readings, and discussions of representative examples of world science fiction film to examine and understand the critical relevance of science and technology to human condition.
FILM359P
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; The Films of Martin Scorsese
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL329P. Credit granted for ENGL329P or FILM359P. Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of department.
FILM369D
Special Topics in Film Theories; Cinema in the Expanded Field
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM369N
Special Topics in Film Theories; Sound, Cinema, Music
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM388
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning: Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FILM412
Animation and Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Credit only granted for: FILM412 or ENGL468C.
An examination of animation in art, cinema, and other media.
Also offered as ENGL468C.
FILM421
Francophone African Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: FREN421.
Credit only granted for: FREN421 or FILM421.
Imaginary and Memory in the Reality of Francophone African Film from 1960-present. Taught in English.
FILM429C
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Contemporary Chinese and Chinese American Cinema on Women
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Transnational cinema is one of the most crucial aspects of contemporary world culture because transnational cinema engages with issues related to immigrant identities, transnational encounters, foreignness and citizenship, the politics of visibility, terrorism, legality, race and racism.
FILM429Q
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Ideology of Stereotyping: American and Middle Eastern Film and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARAB499Q. Credit only granted for ARAB410, ARAB499Q, or FILM429Q.

Exploration of cultural stereotyping, using examples from American and Middle Eastern cinema and television. Students will examine ideological constructs of Otherness and its history, including Orientalism; propaganda techniques; and audiovisual aspects of stereotyping. While the focus is on American and Middle Eastern cultural production, the course will engage broader issues of stereotyping in contemporary society and media. Readings include theories of propaganda and cultural ideology.
FILM441
Italian Cinema I: Neorealism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: ITAL436.
Credit only granted for: FILM441 or ITAL436.
Explores representations of Italy in cinema with special focus on identity formation and the movement of Italian neorealism and post neorealism. Taught in English.
FILM469D
Special Topics in Film Theories II; Thinking, Feeling, and Sensing: Film Theory and the Experience of Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM499
(Perm Req)
Directed Study in Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.