Courses / Summer Session

Summer 2024

  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 15580

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 1-3:30pm

    This course is an introduction to the early history of world cinema (from its nineteenth-century prehistory to the sound cinema of the 1930s) and to the interpretive skills necessary for close analysis of film. Topics considered will... More
  • Documentary Forms: Contemporary Documentary

    125 001 | CCN: 15583

    Instructor: Jaimie Baron

    Location: Etcheverry 3107

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 10:00 am - 12:29 pm

    In an era marked by information overload and epistemic uncertainty, documentary films continue to serve as a potent means of examining, interpreting, and communicating the many facets of our rapidly transforming social world. Contemporary Documentary will immerse... More
  • Media Technologies

    155 001 | CCN: 13632

    Instructor: Nicole Starosielski

    Location: Cory 241

    Date and Time: M, TU, W, 2-4:30pm

    This course will focus on the history, theory, and experience of old and new media technologies. ... More
  • Special Topics in Film: Close Screens, Distant Cultures (Transnational Television Spectatorship)

    170 001 | CCN: 13733

    Instructor: Osarugue Otebele

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 10:00 am - 12:29 pm

    The wide availability of streaming, and transnational TV viewership constructs a viewing experience that crosses language and geographic borders. What looking relations do we bring to these television productions? Can we read current global TV viewership alongside... More
  • Special Topics in Film: Genre Romantic Comedy

    171 001 | CCN: 14628

    Instructor: Emily West

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 1-3:30pm

    In this course, we will consider a selection of films and related scholarship from the history of the romantic comedy genre. First, we’ll spend a week considering some useful critical frameworks: the place of romance or the... More
  • Pitch to Production

    176 001 | CCN: 13620

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 9am - 12pm

    Students are introduced to the basic concepts, terms and principles of producing so that they can effectively and efficiently develop their own projects. Unit topics include development, project proposals, budgeting/funding strategies, pitch decks, elements of the production... More
  • Entertainment Law

    177 001 | CCN: 14757

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 3:30-6pm

    The practice of entertainment law in the United States lies at the intersection of a number of legal disciplines, among them Constitutional law, tort law, copyright law, and trademark law, and applies those disciplines to the world... More
  • Film & Media Professions

    178 001 | CCN: 13622

    Instructor: Brett Fallentine

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 1-3:30pm

    This course is designed to give those interested in film and media careers an introduction to the wide range of professional possibilities that exist in the Bay Area and beyond. Centered around a series of 10–12 guest... More
  • Film and Media Theory

    20 001 | CCN: 14788

    Instructor: Miles Taylor

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 10:00 am - 12:29 pm

    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... More
  • Television Studies

    45 001 | CCN: 14627

    Instructor: Emily West

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, W, TH, 9 - 11:30am

    This course introduces students to the field of television studies and focuses on developing skills in three areas: ideology critique, genre study, and formal analysis. First, we’ll focus on texts that describe and model these three areas... More