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Course ID:FILM 2120. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Cinema
Course
Description:
Film aesthetics and film as an art form, including critical viewing of selected films in laboratory, and papers on topics in film and audience values.
Athena Title:INTRO TO CINEMA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(AFAM) 2130. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:American Ethnic Cinema
Course
Description:
Cultural history of the most important ethnic film makers in the American cinema from the 1920's to the present, with emphasis on stories and styles of the films, as well as on the underlying economic and social contexts.
Athena Title:AM ETHNIC CINEMA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM(AFAM) 2130
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4250/6250. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:History of Cinema I
Course
Description:
The development of the international film and of film theories from 1895 to 1945, with emphasis on cinema as a dramatic medium.
Athena Title:HIST OF CINEMA I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4250/6250
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4260/6260. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:History of Cinema II
Course
Description:
The development of international film and film theories from 1945 to the present, with emphasis on cinema as a dramatic medium.
Athena Title:HIST OF CINEMA II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4260/6260
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4600/6600. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Women and Film
Course
Description:
A survey of feminist film criticism and theory, as well as the valuable contributions of key women directors.
Athena Title:WOMEN & FILM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4600/6600
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4620/6620. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Genre Cinema
Course
Description:
An in-depth analytical survey of one or multiple historically significant film genres.
Athena Title:Genre Cinema
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 41640I, LACS 4640I or FILM 6640I, LACS 6640I
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640I/6640I. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 4640, LACS 4640 or FILM 6640, LACS 6640
Nontraditional Format:Students enrolled in the I-suffix version of the course will complete a list of primary and secondary readings in Spanish, which total at least 25 percent of the number of total readings assigned, in lieu of the English-language material assigned for those class meetings. These students will also write their term papers (7-9 pages) in Spanish and meet once a month with the instructor and their fellow I-suffix classmates for a required fifty-minute discussion section in Spanish, to be scheduled outside of class/lab hours by agreement with the instructor.
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4650/6650. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:French Film History
Course
Description:
History of major films, directors, and movements in French cinema from 1895 to present.
Athena Title:FRENCH FILM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4650/6650
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4660/6660. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Animation
Course
Description:
History of major techniques, films, directors, and movements in motion picture animation from 1895 to present. Emphasis on narrative and representational strategies.
Athena Title:ANIMATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4660/6660
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4670/6670. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Film Technology and Style
Course
Description:
History of major technological inventions in cinema and the results on narrative film style.
Athena Title:FILM STYLE
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 4670/6670
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or DRAM 2120
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 4680/6680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to DV Production
Course
Description:
Essential filmmaking techniques, the basic digital video (DV) production process and procedures. A basic technical foundation in DV cinematography, sound, and editing. Student will learn basic crew responsibilities and how to collaborate as a team and be prepared for more advanced production courses.
Athena Title:INTRO TO DV PRODUCT
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5640/7640. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Directing for the Cinema
Course
Description:
Theories and techniques of the dramatic cinema.
Athena Title:DIRECT FOR CINEMA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 5640/7640
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Film/Media
Course
Description:
Under the supervision and approval of an advisor, students perform the duties of an internship within film, television, animation, and media. Students report to work as required by their employers, maintain a record of duties, and write a final paper summarizing their experiences and responsibilities.
Athena Title:Internship in Film/Media
Nontraditional Format:Students arrange an appropriate work schedule with their on- site supervisor.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 5900/7900. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Film Theory
Course
Description:
An introduction to 100 years of film theory and criticism. Students are introduced to key concepts and major figures from Classical Film Theory (Eisenstein, Arnheim, Bazin) through Structuralism, Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Cognitive Studies.
Athena Title:FILM THEORY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM 5900/7900
Prerequisite:FILM 4250/6250 or FILM 4260/6260 or DRAM 4250/6250 or DRAM 4260/6260
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Film History
Course
Description:
Study of major issues in cinema history (movements, national cinemas, directors, eras, or technologies).
Athena Title:SEM FILM HISTORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM 8400. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Film Theory and Criticism
Course
Description:
Study of major topics in cinema theory and criticism. Narrative, gender, authorship, psychoanalysis, ideology, spectatorship, structural vs. poststructural, and/or cognitive.
Athena Title:SEM FILM THEORY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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