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Courses - Summer 2019
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Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ENGL245.
Credit only granted for: ENGL245 or FILM245.
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.
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; Digital Video Production
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FILM245 and (FILM301 OR FiLM302). Credit only granted for FILM319A OR FILM370.

An introduction to basic video production using digital tools. Students will learn principles of pre-production, production, and post-production. Aesthetics, theory, and practical aspects will be examined in the context of short film production. The fundamentals of developing a screenplay, storyboard, cinematography, lighting, sound design, and editing will be discussed and explored.

This course counts as an elective toward the major in Film Studies.
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 granted for FILM329G or HIST319W.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Global Film Censorship from the Cold War to the Digital Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This online course will consider the global censorship of features films and other moving images (including animations, online videos, and art gallery projections) since 1945 to the present day. These films and moving images, censored, challenged, or banned on political, social, sexual, religious grounds, and for violent contents, will provide fascinating material to consider the relationship between culture and politics, morality, and ideology.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FILM283, ENGL245, FILM245, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Also offered as: SLLC342.
Credit only granted for: SLLC342, FILM342, or SLLC368B.
Formerly: SLLC368B.
Comedy as a specific cinematic genre.
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Science Fiction Cinema: Masterworks
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This online course will screen and study the most important masterworks in science fiction cinema. Themes and representative works may include space fantasy (Star Wars series, Alien series), futuristic world (Metropolis, Blade Runner, The Matrix, Dark City), alien intrusions (The Thing, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Fifth Elements, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), time travel (Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future series, Terminator series, Stargate), disasters (Twelve Monkeys, Armageddon), mental powers(Star Trek, The Dead Zone, Phenomenon) biological science and mutations (Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Gattaca, Junior, Godzilla, Them). We will also cover key concepts of Media Language, Audience, Institution, and Representation of Gender and Race.