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Courses - Winter 2020
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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 National/International Cinemas; Action, Adventure, and Spectacle Film in World Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Crosslisted with FILM329D. Credit granted for SLLC368D or FILM329D.

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.
Special Topics in National/International Cinemas; One Hundred Years of Hollywood and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with HIST319W. Credit granted for HIST319W or FILM329G.
Filming War Zones: Representations of Wars in Iraq & Chechnya
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ARAB341.
Credit only granted for: ARAB341 or FILM341.
Comparative study of ideological and cultural discourses in war films covering military conflicts in Iraq and Chechnya in late 20th-early 21st centuries. Materials include American, Middle Eastern, and Russian feature films and documentaries; theories of propaganda, ideology and popular culture. Taught in English.
Film Noir and American Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL428A (Summer 2006, Spring 2007, Summer 2009) or ENGL379Q (Fall 2009) or HHUM106 (Spring 2012), or ARTH389A (Spring 2012).
Credit only granted for: FILM451, ENGL468D, ENGL428A ,ENGL379Q, HHUM106, or ARTH389A (Spring 2012).
Formerly: ENGL428A and ENGL379Q.
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.