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Courses - Spring 2020
FILM
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FILM245
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
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.
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, P-F
Cross-listed with CMLT280. Credit only granted for: CMLT280 or FILM298D.
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.
FILM319E
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; Experimental Cinema
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
Prerequisites: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor
FILM332
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with 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.
FILM359E
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Hollywood in the Golden Age, 1930-1950
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of instructor.
FILM359O
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; New Wave Cinemas of the Soviet Bloc
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as RUSS398D.
FILM359R
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Cinema and Religion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with RELS319G. Credit only granted for FILM359R or RELS319G.
FILM369A
Special Topics in Film Theories; Post-War Film Theory
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.
FILM429L
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Contemporary Transnational Chinese Cinemas and Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARTH488X.

Through critical screenings, viewings, readings, and discussions, we will examine cinemas and art by directors and artists in Greater China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong), "cultural China," and the Chinese diaspora. Students will consider representative works by directors such as Ang Lee , Ann Hui, Chen Kaige, Feng Xiaogang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wong Kar-wai, and Zhang Yimou, and artists such as Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei, Gao Xingjian, Gu Wenda, and Xu Bing, as a way to cross-examine the concepts of the contemporary and the transnational.
FILM441
Italian Cinema I: Neorealism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with 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.
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.