Film (FILM)

Courses

FILM 110   VISUAL CULTURE IN AMERICA (GI)   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 272   CRITICAL WRITING IN MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS (GH)   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 (GH)   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 topic.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

FILM 352   LITERATURE ON FILM (GH)   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 topic change.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 352 AND ENGLISH 352

FILM 354   SHAKESPEARE ON FILM (GH)   3 Units

In this course, students will study in depth the history, narrative conventions, iconic elements, and cultural significance of Shakespearean films.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105
CROSS-LISTED: FILM 354 AND ENGLISH 354

FILM 356   TEXT AND IMAGE (GH)   3 Units

This course is a theoretical and practical study of how text and image interact to create "story" in visual communication, focusing especially on sequential art (a.k.a. graphic novels or comics) and interactive fiction (e.g. video games).
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105

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.