Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2015


  • 25A | CCN: 31645

    The History of Film (Silent Era)

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    MW 930-11A, 142 DWINELLE

    In this introductory survey course we will examine the history of cinema from the silent-to-sound revolution of the late 1920s through the international development of film as a transformative technology, art form, and commercial medium up to the … More

  • 25B | CCN: 31651

    The History of Film (Sound Era)

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    TuTh 11-1230P, 142 DWINELLE

     In this introductory survey course we will examine the history of cinema from the mid-1930s through the international development of film as a transformative technology, art form, and commercial medium up to the present time. In addition to … More

  • 128 | CCN: 31708

    Documentary Film

    Instructor: Linda Williams

    TuTh 2-330P, 142 DWINELLE

    This course surveys the history, theory and practice of the documentary, aka “non-fiction,” film and video. We will explore the term and examine the ways its forms and ethics have changed since the beginning of cinema. We will begin … More

  • 140 - 001 | CCN: 31717

    Special Topics in Film: Sound

    Instructor: Mark Berger

    TuTh 730-9P, 142 DWINELLE

    This course will explore the nature, evolution, use, and abuse of sound in cinema. From the first silent films, which weren’t presented in silence at all, to current “ride” films, the relation between sound and image will be … More

  • 140 - 003 | CCN: 31726

    Special Topics in Film: Jane Austen Adaptations

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    F 10-1P, 142 DWINELLE

    Because of the vividness of her characters and storylines, which can be readily abstracted from her novels and molded to fit the romantic comedy genre, Jane Austen’s six completed novels have been repeatedly adapted for British and American … More

  • 151 - 002 | CCN: 31735

    Auteur Theory: Val Lewton

    Instructor: Eileen Jones

    MW 1-230P, 142 DWINELLE

    Producer Val Lewton oversaw the making of nine legendary horror films for RKO Studios in the 1940s. These films—Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, The Leopard Man, The Seventh Victim, The Ghost Ship, Curse of the Cat People, The Body … More

  • 160 - 001 | CCN: 31747

    Soviet Film Style, from Silence to Sound

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    MW 2-330P, 188 DWINELLE

    This semester we will focus on a number of great Soviet silent filmmakers – Eisenstein, Kozintsev and Trauberg, Kuleshov, and Vertov – and follow the evolution of their film style as they made the transition into sound. Readings will … More

  • 160 - 002 | CCN: 31749

    Berlin/Hollywood: German Expressionism and Popular Cinema

    Instructor: Anton Kaes

    W 11-2P, 188 DWINELLE

    German expressionist cinema of the 1920s was a laboratory in which a modernist film language was invented. The aim of this course is to investigate how the expressionist visual style came to be identified with German art cinema and how Hollywood … More

  • 180A | CCN: 31753

    Beginning Screenwriting

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tu 9-12P, 226 DWINELLE

    This writing workshop explores the art and craft of writing a feature length, narrative screenplay. Each student pitches three story ideas, chooses one concept to develop into an outline and then completes the first act of the … More

  • 187A | CCN: 31756

    Advanced Digital Video

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    TuTh 1-4P, 135 DWINELLE

    This hands-on course explores the process of making a narrative short using digital video production. Over the semester, students will write, rewrite, pre-visualize, shoot, direct and edit one project, approximately 12-15 minutes in length. … More