Film (FILM)

Courses

FILM 110   VISUAL CULTURE IN AMERICA   3 Units

This course explores the history and enduring significance of visual culture in America. Themes the course will explore include the role of technology in visual culture, modern consumerism, cinematic representation, and the postmodern digital collage of contemporary culture.

FILM 266   GENDER AND FILM   3 Units

Students will learn to critically view, consider, and describe films, with special attention to representations of sexuality and gender. The course will include instruction in gender theory and methods for deploying gender analysis in the context of film studies.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 161
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH/WOMENST/FILM 266

FILM 272   CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS   3 Units

In this course, students will learn to conceptualize, structure, and produce analytical writing in multiple forms within digital contexts. Since such contexts are often multi-modal--layered with visual images as well as sound--instruction will include the analysis and appropriation of the visual and auditory in critical writing.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH/FILM 272

FILM 350   FILM GENRE   Repeatable   3 Units

Film Genre examines the conventions, development, and cultural contexts of a rotating selection of film genres, with a focus on the stylistic innovations, recurrent themes, and varying interpretations of representative films and/or filmmakers. Repeatable with change of instructor.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

FILM 352   LITERATURE ON FILM   Repeatable   3 Units

This course examines the complex cultural work of adapting literature to film. Through critical analysis of narrative fiction - short stories, novels, plays, graphic novels - and the films they inspire, students will investigate the history, narrative, conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of literary adaptations to film. Repeatable with change of instructor.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 352 AND ENGLISH 352

FILM 354   STAGE PLAYS ON FILM (GH)   Repeatable   3 Units

In this course, students will study stage plays as well as the ways in which screenwriters and filmmakers adapt those plays for the big screen. Repeatable with change in topic.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 354 AND ENGLISH 354

FILM 356   TEXT AND IMAGE   3 Units

This course is a theoretical and practical study of story-based visual media and how audiences understand what they see. It introduces principles of narrative and traces how these have changed (or not changed) through the evolution of both the media we consume and the nature of our media consumption. Primary materials include comics, tv, film, and video games.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

FILM 358   TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES   Repeatable   3 Units

This course considers important issues in Film Studies not fully addressed in regular film courses. The subjects offered will be of particular social and academic importance, and the course will emphasize the careful analysis of film criticism as well as films themselves. Repeatable with change of instructor.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162

FILM 374   QUEER CINEMA   3 Units

In Queer Cinema, students will deploy analyses of gender and sexuality that respond to the possibilities and limitations of the medium. Queer Cinema is appropriate for any student who wishes to learn how to apply complex theories of gender representation and sexual identity to the analysis of visual narratives.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

FILM 376   SCREENWRITING   3 Units

Practical experience in writing scripts for cinema and/or television, with special emphasis on the creative, theoretical, and critical processes.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 376/FILM 376

FILM 483   CINEMA AUTEURS   Repeatable   3 Units

In Cinema Auteurs, students will learn to analyze film in international contexts. The course will either focus on a director whose work crosses national and language boundaries or compare two established film directors, one working in English and one working in another language. Repeatable with topic change.
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

FILM 485   FILM THEORY   3 Units

In this course, students will learn how film theory developed, study the work of major film theorists, and analyze specific films using sophisticated theoretical lenses. Topics will vary
PREREQ: JUNIOR/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

FILM 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics

FILM 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.