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Courses - Summer 2024
Cinema and Media Studies
Open Seats as of
06/15/2024 at 08:30 AM
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; Disney without Disney: The Afterlives of Children's Media Icons
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with SLLC368A. Credit only granted for CINE319B, FILM319B, or SLLC368A.
The Baddest Decade: The 1970s in American Film and American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: HIST304.
Credit only granted for: CINE352, FILM352 or HIST304.
Formerly: FILM352.
The history of the United States and of its cinema in the 1970s.
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; Disaster Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with SLLC368K. Credit only granted for CINE359C, FILM359C, or SLLC368K. Exploration of disaster films in Hollywood and global cinema during the past century. The course will examine disaster films, such as Godzilla, King Kong, and Contagion, as a form of cinema's critical encounter with war, colonialism, and scientific development.
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; The Horror Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this asynchronous course, we will examine the transnational history of the horror genre in cinema through the 20th and 21st centuries. We will explore the defining features of the genre and interrogate the status of horror film as one of the most enduring and popular forms of filmmaking. We will also look at horror films as social forms capable of intercepting and giving shape to the collective desires, hopes, and anxieties that mark specific historical periods.

Cross-listed with SLLC368O. Credit only granted for CINE359K or SLLC678O.
Special Topics in Genres/Auteurs/Cinema Movements; The Suspense Thriller in World Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Through screenings, readings, and discussions, this online course offers students the opportunity to examine major suspense thriller films in world cinema. We will screen films from different countries in a spectrum of sub-genres (such as detective thrillers, psychological thrillers, spy thrillers, police thrillers, science-fiction thrillers) in order to understand current artistic, critical, ideological, and theoretical debates in cinema and media studies.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; Middle Eastern Cinema: Comedy, Horror, Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A close look at transregional genres in contemporary Middle Eastern cinemas, with the focus on comedy, horror, and political cinema. Taught in English. Taught online, asynchronous format.

Cross-listed with ARAB499T. Credit only granted for ARAB499T, CINE429T, or FILM429T.
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, but not limited to, space fantasy, futuristic world, alien intrusions, time travel, disasters, mental powers, biological sciences and mutations. We will also cover key concepts of Media Language, Audience, Institution, and Representation of Gender and Race.

Crosslisted with SLLC468M. Credit only granted for CINE459M, FILM459M, or SLLC468M.