Courses / Undergraduate

Fall 2019

  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A-001 | CCN: 21842

    Instructor: Stephan Boman

    M/W 5:00pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 235; Screening Wed. 6:30pm-8:30pm, Dwinelle 262 /// This course considers how animals have been represented in film and other visual works and explores what these representations tell us about animals and about ourselves.  Whether as symbols, totems... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / False Pretenses: Mockumentary, Documentary, and the Critique of Authenticity

    R1A-002 | CCN: 25406

    Instructor: Morgan Jennings, Alina Predescu

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Cory 241; Screening Tues. 6:00pm-9:00pm, Barrows 155/// How can we tell when we watch a mockumentary? What makes a mockumentary different from a documentary? The mockumentary effect works by mobilizing the formal conventions of non-fiction visual... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / The End

    R1A-003 | CCN: 31550

    Instructor: Lisa Jacobson

    Tu/Th 11:30am-1:00pm, Moffitt 106; Screening Thur. 5:00pm-8:00pm, Wheeler 202 /// The end is nigh, or so we’ve been told. Repeatedly. Predictions of the apocalypse have come and gone for millennia, prophesied by religions and cultures all around the... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Pleasures of the Real: Documentary as Art and Entertainment

    R1B-001 | CCN: 31563

    Instructor: Tory Jeffay

    M/W 5:00pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 215; Screening Wed. 6:30-8:30pm, Dwinelle 109 /// In recent years, documentary has largely shed its popular reputation as stuffy, serious, and, well, boring. It has gone from something assigned in history class to something binged... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Stardom & Spectatorship

    R1B-002 | CCN: 31564

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Wheeler 130; Screening Wed. 11:00am-1:00pm, Dwinelle 229 /// This class is designed to introduce students to college-level academic writing in the humanities with an emphasis on research. The primary goal is to develop the core skills... More
  • Film & Media Cultures

    20 | CCN: 21897

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    Tu/Th 11:00am-12:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Tues. 6:00pm-9:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// This course introduces students to theories and methods in the scholarly study of audiovisual media, including photography, television, film, video, and digital media. Throughout the semester, we will... More
  • History of Film 1

    25A | CCN: 21899

    Instructor: Anne Nesbet

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 12:00pm-3:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// ... More
  • History of Film 2

    25B | CCN: 24835

    Tu/Th 12:30-2:00pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 4:30-6:30, Dwinelle 142 /// ... More
  • Introduction to Digital Video Production

    26 | CCN: 25070

    Fri. 12:00pm-3:00pm, Dwinelle 135; Lab Fri. 3:00pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 135 /// ... More
  • Senior Seminar: Image-Media and/in Time

    105 | CCN: 31512

    Instructor: Natalia Brizuela

    Tues. 4:00pm-7:00pm, Dwinelle 210 /// This seminar will study the temporalities that different image media technologies have both articulated and been configured through. Is there a specific temporality to analog photographic images? How is that (or not) a different... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Eco-Criticism and the Genres of Nature

    108-001 | CCN: 26176

    Instructor: Emily West

    M/W 9:00am-10:30am, Dwinelle 188; Screening Mon. 2:30-4:30pm, Dwinelle 188 /// Late 20th-century scholars struggled to articulate the scope and aims of "eco-criticism", a mode of critical inquiry that sought to account for the ways that cultural texts describe... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Global Genres and East Asian Cinema

    108-002 | CCN: 31514

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Tues. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// How do film genres come into being? Do they evolve like species with identifiable features and family resemblance? Are they allowed to cross-breed? What enable film genres to... More
  • Documentary

    128 | CCN: 31521

    Tu/Th 3:30pm-5:00pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Tues. 7:00pm-9:00pm, 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: 21890

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    Tu/Th 2:00pm-3:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wed. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 142 /// “Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all!”–Andre Breton This class approaches the idea of Avant-Garde Cinema as filmmaking without a safety net; a risk taking approach... More
  • Special Topics in Film: Television and American Culture

    140-002 | CCN: 21901

    Instructor: Emily West

    M/W 11:00am-12:30pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Mon. 4:30pm-6:30pm, Dwinelle 188 /// This course will introduce students to the history of television and its place in American culture, from the earliest days of broadcasting to the transition, in the 1970s... More
  • Special Topics in Film – The Image of Labor: Work, Film, Media and Resistance!

    140-003 | CCN: 24843

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    M/W 1:00pm-2:30pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Tues. 5:00pm-7:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// The film as a mass medium emerged simultaneously with mass industrialization, making Cinema the first art form of the industrial era. Since those beginnings, the representation of workers'... More
  • Special Topics in Film: After the Digital

    140-004 | CCN: 31531

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    M/W 3:00pm-4:30pm, Dwinelle 142; Screening Mon. 6:00pm-9:00pm, 142 Dwinelle /// Over the past 40 years, video games have transformed from household novelties and hobbyist toys to one of the most globally recognized forms of popular entertainment. Games are... More
  • Auteur Theory: Auteurs of Anime

    151 | CCN: 31533

    Instructor: Miryam Sas

    Tu/Th 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 188; Screening Wed. 9:30am-11:00am, Dwinelle 142 /// ... More
  • National Cinema: Shanghai Cinema

    160 | CCN: 31535

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    Tu/Th 12:30pm-2:00pm, Dwinelle 188; Screening Thur. 7:00pm-10:00pm, Dwinelle 188 /// This course introduces a century of Chinese cinema through the prism of Shanghai– as a major site of film production and exhibition, an object of cinematic imagination, a... More
  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 24522

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tues. 9:00am-12:00pm, Dwinelle 226 /// Students explore the art and craft of developing and writing a feature-length, narrative screenplay.  Each writer pitches story ideas, develops a plot outline and completes a portion of their screenplay. All students will... More
  • Television Writing

    182 | CCN: 31537

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Thur. 9:00am-12:00pm, Dwinelle 226 /// Film 182 explores the art and craft of developing and writing serialized narrative scripts. In the first half of the course students simulate the creative and collaborative process of a TV writers’ room by... More
  • Focus on the Narrative Short

    185 | CCN: 24521

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tu/Th 1:00pm-4:00pm, Dwinelle 135 /// This hands-on digital video production course explores the process of making a narrative short. Students will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit three short films and crew on additional class projects. Scripts and cuts are... More