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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.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL245 or FILM245. Also offered as: ENGL245. Credit only granted for: CMLT214, CMLT245 or FILM 245. Formely: CMLT214."
FILM298D
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Film Art in a Global Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as: CMLT280. Credit only granted for: CMLT280 or FILM298D.
FILM298K
Special Topics in International Film Studies; Gender and Sexuality in Israeli Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as ISRL249K, JWST219B, WMST298T, and LGBT298T. Credit only granted for ISRL249K, JWST219B, FILM298K, WMST298T, or LGBT298T.

This course will explore the different ways gender and sexuality have been represented in Israeli Cinema over time. We will examine notions of "manhood" and "womanhood" within the Israeli social context, as well as look at examples of outliers, exceptions, transgressors, and pariahs. We will investigate different types of representations of gender and sexuality, asking how they configure secular society, the Orthodox/ Haredi religious community, the LGBTQ community, the Arab/Palestinian communities, the Israeli soldier population, and more.
FILM302
(Perm Req)
Cinema History II: The Sound Era
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283.
Restriction: Must have permission of the Film Studies program.
Introduction to the international history of cinema from sound around 1930 to the present.
FILM311
Documentary Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Credit only granted for: FILM311 or ENGL329L.
A survey of currents in the history of the documentary film, beginning with early cinema and continuing through to more recent manifestations.
FILM319B
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; Disney without Disney - The Afterlives of Children's Media Icons
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, FILM283, or SLLC283; or permission of in structor. Also offered as ENGL329G. Credit only granted for FILM319B or ENGL329G.
FILM319D
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; Geopolitics of Contemporary Storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM329N
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Politics and Memory on Screen: A History of Latin American Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM332
Brazilian Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: PORT332.
Credit only granted for: PORT332, FILM332, or PORT378.
Formerly: PORT378.
Brazilian films from the late 1950s to the present with a special view to the relationship between cinema, society, historical dates, and social changes in Brazil. Taught in English.
FILM359M
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Melodrama
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL329D. Credit only granted for ENGL329D or FILM359M. Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
FILM359W
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Race, Film and Narrative
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: FILM359W or ENGL329W.
FILM359X
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Classic Foreign Films
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARTH389Q. Credit only granted for ARTH389Q and FILM359X.

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.
FILM361
Cinema and Globalization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Also offered as: SLLC361.
Credit only granted for: SLLC361, FILM361, SLLC368G, or CMLT498C.
Formerly: SLLC368G or CMLT498C.
Introduction to cinema as a global phenomenon.
FILM388
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning: Film Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
FILM423
Women and French Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as: FREN423.
Credit only granted for: FREN423 or FILM423.
Cultural identity, social boundaries and gender roles in French film as well as introduction to film textual analysis and diverse film theories (semiotics, film and psychoanalysis, feminist film theory, structuralism, narratology, spectatorship and cultural studies). Taught in French.
FILM429G
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Global Art Cinemas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARTH489Q. Credit granted for ARTH489Q or FILM429G. 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, with special attention to the influence of art history on the films of Wong Kar-Wai, Zhang Yimou, Jia Zhangke, Kurosawa, Ozu, Visconti, Resnais , Greenaway, Tarkovsky, del Toro, Potter, Varda, Tarantino, Scorsese, and others.
FILM429J
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Terrorism and Political Violence in Italy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
FILM469E
Special Topics in Film Theories II; Representing the Holocaust
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST419C. Credit granted for FILM469E or JWST419C.
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.