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New Curriculum General Course Descriptions

  • TELEVISION STUDIES (new course)

    45

    This course provides students with an introduction to the field of television studies complete with: a factual foundation in television history across its broadcast, cable, and convergence phases; a conceptual apparatus through which to investigate how televisual form (narrative and aesthetics)... More
  • DOCUMENTARY FORMS (formerly FILM 128)

    125

    The Documentary Forms course examines the ways in which documentary impulses and forms are present in various media—photography, film, video, new media. The course inherits the kinds of topics previously taught in our Documentary Film course but expands the... More
  • EXPERIMENTAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDIA ART (formerly FILM 129)

    135

    The course explores the international development of artist-made, experimental and avant-garde film, electronic or new media practices. It looks at the ways artists have invented new formal languages in order to express their unique ideas and vision, and also how... More
  • GLOBAL MEDIA (formerly FILM 160)

    145

    This course focuses on topics in national, transnational, and global cinema, television, photography, and/or new media, examining the ways in which shared cultural discourses, institutions, histories, and modes of production are negotiated through various media practices within and between individual... More
  • MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES (new course)

    155

    This course focuses on the history, theory, and experience of old and new media technologies, examining the emergence and implementation of media technologies, the discourses surrounding them, their use by media institutions and/or artists, and the forms, styles, aesthetics, modes... More
  • ADVANCED FILM WRITING (new course)

    194

    This course serves to instruct undergraduate Film majors in advanced film and media studies analysis, research, and writing. A variety of forms of writing will be undertaken, including film analysis, film reviewing and criticism, film festival programming notes, essay argumentation, and... More
  • FILM HISTORY AND FORM (formerly FILM 25A)

    10

    Film 10 is our gateway class for undergraduates possibly interested in the major: it serves both as an introduction to the early history of cinema (from its nineteenth-century prehistory to the sound cinema of the 1930s) and as... More
  • FILM AND MEDIA THEORY (new title)

    20

    This course is intended to introduce undergraduates to the study of a range of media, including photography, film, television, video, and print and digital media. The course will focus on questions of medium “specificity” or the key technological/material, formal and aesthetic features... More
  • FILM AESTHETICS (formerly Film 25B)

    30

    The goal of this course is to focus on particular issues in film aesthetics and the relationships between film and culture in more depth. Film Aesthetics familiarizes the students with some of the major technological and aesthetic innovations of... More
  • DIGITAL MEDIA STUDIES (new course)

    35

    The Digital Media Studies course examines the ways in which digital media first developed and have come to shape our engagement with contemporary culture, with a particular focus on aesthetics, form, and politics. Goals of the course include helping... More