Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2020

  • Film Genre: Our Others, Our Selves: Race, Gender, and Technologies of the Body in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

    108-001 | CCN: 22475

    Instructor: Emily West

    Mw 10:30am-12pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 Screening: W 2pm-4pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 Science fiction is a seemingly de-politicized but highly political genre, historically rooted in Western colonial expansion and directly expressive of imperialist desire and anxiety. This course aims to... More
  • Film Genre: Film Noir

    108-003 | CCN: 24213

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    Tu/Th 12:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: W 6pm-9pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 In this course we will analyze the category of films known as film noir.  While these films appeared from roughly 1940 to 1958 in Hollywood, we will also... More
  • Documentary

    128 | CCN: 19769

    Instructor: Natalia Brizuela

    Tu/Th 2pm-3:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 Screening: W 7pm-10pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 This course surveys the history, theory and practice of the documentary, aka “non-fiction,” film and video. We will explore this term and examine the ways its forms and... More
  • History of Avant-Garde Film

    129 | CCN: 32101

    Instructor: Althea Wasow

    Tu/Th 11am-12:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 Screening: W 4pm-6pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 This course will introduce students to oppositional, alternative, and experimental filmmaking from the silent film period to contemporary digital media projects. Through close study of provocative—even “criminal”—films that... More
  • Special Topics – DIVA! The Politics of the Female Voice Onscreen

    140-001 | CCN: 19771

    Instructor: 2019

    MW 2pm-3:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: M 3:30pm-5:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 If we look to popular media, “diva” can mean just about anyone whose manner of self-presentation puts them on some imagined scale between self-confidence and out-and-out vanity. But there is... More
  • The “New Wave” and Contemporary Chinese Film Auteurs

    151 | CCN: 19772

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    MW 9:30am-11am, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: W 11am-1pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 This course introduces Chinese film auteurs since the late 1970s across the geopolitical divides between Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. We will focus on individual film auteurs (Jia... More
  • Berlin/Hollywood: Cinema and the Modern Experience

    160 | CCN: 24327

    Instructor: Anton Kaes

    M 11am-2pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: Th 5pm-7pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 This course will focus on the cinema of the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and discuss classics such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, and M, as well as... More
  • Advanced Screenwriting

    181 | CCN: 32104

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Thur, 9am-12pm Location: Dwinelle 226 Students explore the art and craft of writing screenplays and teleplays by either developing a feature-length narrative screenplay or a pilot for a serial show. Students participate in a writers room/workshop setting in order to present... More
  • Advanced Digital Video

    186 | CCN: 24243

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    TuTh, 1pm-4pm Location: Dwinelle 135/30 This hands-on workshop explores the collaborative process of making a narrative short using digital video production.   Over the semester, each student will write, rewrite, pre-visualize, direct and edit one project, approximately 12 – 15... More
  • Film & Media Cultures

    20 | CCN: 22237

    Instructor: Emily West

    TuTh 9am-10:30am, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: Tu 10:30am-12:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 This course introduces students to ways of thinking about “film” and “media” – including print media, photography, film, and television – as cultural objects that not only carry... More
  • History of Film I

    25A-001 | CCN: 22239

    Instructor: Emily West

    MW 9am-10:30am, Location: Dwinelle 142 Screening: Tu 3:30pm-5:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 142 This course serves as an introduction to narrative cinema, from its 19th-century prehistory to its cultural life in the 1930s. We will consider the rise of early film... More
  • History of Film II

    25B-001 | CCN: 19767

    Instructor: 2019

    MW 12:30pm-2pm Location: Dwinelle 142 Screening: M 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: Dwinelle 142 ... More
  • Introduction to Digital Video

    26-001 | CCN: 24238

    Instructor: Nico Pereda

    M 9am-12pm Location: Dwinelle 135 Lab: W 9am-12pm Film 26, Moving Image Media Production, is an introduction to digital video production. This course provides a basic foundation for digital video production with hands-on instruction in the use of digital cameras, sound recording... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus: Perception, Prosthetics and Media

    R1A-001 | CCN: 19755


    MW 5pm-6:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 109 Screening: M 6:30pm-9:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 182 “I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to... More
  • The Craft of Writing

    R1A-002 | CCN: 23946

    Instructor: Stephan Boman

    TuTh 9:30am-11am Location: Dwinelle 109 Screening: Tu 5pm-8pm Location: Wheeler 200   ... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2 – Film Focus: Technophilia/Technophobia: Anxieties about New Media

    R1B-001 | CCN: 19757

    Instructor: Morgan Jennings & Renée Pastel

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5pm, Location: Dwinelle 188 Screening: Tu 5:30pm-8:30pm, Location: Dwinelle 188      This course asks students to consider “new media” in a critical way. As a class, we will question what is “new” about new media by exploring... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2 – Film Genres

    R1B-002 | CCN: 19758

    Instructor: Chi Li & Eliot Bessette

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5pm, Location: Dwinelle 109 Screening: Tu 6pm-9pm, Location: Wheeler 202 Cinema is built on genres. Genres are not deviations from the norm of filmmaking: they are the norm. Many of the critical-consensus best films, no matter the country... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2

    R1B-003 | CCN: 19759

    Instructor: Jianqing Chen & Patrick Harrison

    TuTh 12:30pm-2pm Location: Dwinelle 215 Screening: Tu 5pm-8pm Location: Moffitt 103 ... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2

    R1B-005 | CCN: 19761

    Instructor: Stephan Boman

    MWF 1pm-2pm, Location: Dwinelle 109 Screening: M 2pm-5pm, Location: Wheeler 202   ... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2 – Film Focus: New Media Art

    R1B-006 | CCN: 32832

    Instructor: Lou Silhol-Macher

    Tu/Th 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Location: Wheeler 126 Screening Tu 5pm – 8pm, Location: Barrows 80 In this class, our main goal will be to develop your writing, reading, and research techniques, in conjunction to your analytical skills. We will... More