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Courses - Winter 2021
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, CINE245 or FILM245.
Formerly: 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.
FILM319L
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; Animation on TV
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with SLLC368L. Credit only granted for FILM319L or SLLC368L.

Examines the history of animated works designed specifically for the television medium.
FILM329D
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Action, Adventure, and Spectacle Film in World Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with SLLC368D. Credit granted for FILM329D or SLLC368D

Critical study of some of the most important examples of action, adventure, and spectacle cinema from the international and transnational perspectives. Exploration of the historical, esthetic, generic, institutional, and political significance of these films.
FILM329T
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Sports in Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with SLLC368T. Credit only granted for FILM329T or SLLC368T.

Explores the intertwined global developments of sports, cinema, and politics during the 20th and 21st centuries.
FILM429T
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Middle Eastern Cinema: Comedy, Horror, Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ARAB499T. Credit only granted for ARAC499T or FILM429T.

A close look at transregional genres in contemporary Middle Eastern cinemas, with the focus on comedy, horror, and political cinema. Taught in English, online format.
FILM451
Film Noir and American Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, or CINE245; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Credit only granted for: CINE451 or FILM451.
Formerly: FILM451.
Introduction to a variety of American movies made in the 1940s and 1950s whose dark themes and stark black-and-white lighting led to their identification as film noir.
Cross-listed with SLLC468A. Credit only granted for FILM451 or SLLC468A.