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Courses - Winter 2022
Cinema and Media Studies
Film Form and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Special Topics in Documentary, Animation, Experimental Cinema, and Other Visual Media; ANIMATION ON TV
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examines the history of animated works designed specifically for the television medium.

Cross-listed with SLLC368L. Credit only granted for: CINE319L, SLLC368L, or FILM319L.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Contemporary World Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Through screenings, readings, and discussions, this asynchronous online course offers students the opportunity to examine major films (such as 300, Hero, Hugo, Hulk, Life of Pi, Minority Report, and Tron: Legacy) in terms of the narrative power of digital visual effects in contemporary world cinema. We will screen films in different genres in order to understand current artistic, critical, ideological, and theoretical debates in cinema and media studies.

Cross-listed with SLLC368C. Credit only granted for: CINE329C, SLLC368C, or FILM329C.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Action, Adventure, and Spectacle Film in World Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.

Cross-listed with SLLC368D. Credit only granted for: CINE329D, SLLC368D, or FILM329D.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Sports in Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Explores the intertwined global developments of sports, cinema, and politics during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Cross-listed with SLLC368T. Credit only granted for: CINE329T, SLLC368T, or FILM329T.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Serialized Television in the Arab World: Drama, Action, and Political Dissent
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with ARAB499G. Credit only granted for ARAB499G or CINE429A.

This course focuses on the genre of serialized television in the Arabic-speaking countries, including miniseries, Ramadan soap operas, and the recent category of Netflix-produced Arabic shows. We will examine the history and core elements of this genre both globally and as pertaining to the Arab world.

An important vehicle of cultural and artistic expression, Arabic television series interrogate pressing sociocultural and political issues - often in "real time." This course focuses on a selection of critically acclaimed television shows that offer commentary on such issues as national identity; religious fundamentalism and perceptions of ISIS; gender equality and the institution of marriage; and political and cultural regional tensions in the Arab world. All course materials are in English.