Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2019

  • Film and Media Cultures

    20 | CCN: 25128

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    M/W 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Dwinelle 142; Screening Monday 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Dwinelle 142 /// This course introduces students to ways of thinking about “film” and “media” – including print media, photography, television, video, and digital media – as cultural... More
  • The History of Film I

    25A | CCN: 25130

    Instructor: Emily West

    M/W 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Dwinelle 142; Screening Tuesday 2:00 – 5:00 PM Dwinelle 142 /// This course walks students through the history of cinema from an examination of the earliest proto-cinematic optical devices to the first experiments with sound... More
  • The History of Film II

    25B | CCN: 22354

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    M/W 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Dwinelle 142; Screening Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Dwinelle 142 /// In this introductory survey course we will examine the history of cinema from the impact on national cinemas of the rise... More
  • Introduction to Digital Video

    26 | CCN: 32182

    Instructor: David Borengasser

    F 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Dwinelle 135; Screening Friday 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Dwinelle 135 /// Film 26, Moving Image Media Production, is an introduction to digital video production. This course provides a basic foundation for digital video production... More
  • Senior Seminar: Dead Media Research Studio

    105 | CCN: 32087

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    Tues 2:00 – 5:00 PM Dwinelle 226 /// This course is devoted to media archaeology, that is, historical research into forgotten, obsolete, or otherwise “dead” media technologies. This might include typewriters, phonographs, Polaroid photography, prison tattoo codes, the... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Silent Film Comedy

    108 - 001 | CCN: 25440

    Instructor: Emily West

    T/TH 9:30 – 11:00 AM Dwinelle 188; TH 3:30 – 6:30 PM Screening, Dwinelle 188 /// The study of films as categorized either by industry-identified genres (westerns, horror films, musicals, film noir, etc.) or broader interpretive modes (melodrama, realism, fantasy, etc.). ... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: History of Animation

    108 - 003 | CCN: 32085

    Instructor: Russell Merritt

    T/TH 12:30 – 2:00 PM Dwinelle 188; Screening Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Dwinelle 188 /// In this course we study the major currents in international animation from the silent pioneering work of Winsor McCay and Emile Cole through anime, independent avant- garde work... More
  • Documentary

    128 | CCN: 22358

    Instructor: Natalia Brizuela

    T/TH 12:30 – 2:00 PM Dwinelle 142; Screening Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00 PM, Osher Theater /// This course surveys the history, theory and practice of documentary film and video. We will explore the term and the way it has changed, as... More
  • National Cinema: German Cinema

    160 | CCN: 32402

    Instructor: Deniz Gokturk

    M/W 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Dwinelle 188; Screening Tuesday 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Dwinelle 142 /// This course will focus on the cinema of a particular nation or region. ... More
  • Beginning Screenwriting

    180 | CCN: 22363

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    Tues. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Dwinelle 226 /// Students explore the art and craft of writing a feature length, narrative screenplay. Each writer pitches three story ideas, chooses one concept to develop into an outline/treatment and then completes... More
  • Documentary Production

    184 | CCN: 26666

    Instructor: Ellen Spiro

    M/W 2:00-5:00PM, Dwinelle 135 /// This class focuses on practices and techniques of non-fiction digital filmmaking. The class examines important techniques of non-fiction film, such as research and writing for non-fiction, the observational camera, filming in public, the... More
  • Advanced Digital Video

    186 | CCN: 32190

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    T/TH 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Digital Media Lab, Dwinelle 135 /// This hands-on workshop explores the collaborative process of making a narrative short using digital video production.   Over the semester, students will write, rewrite, pre-visualize, shoot, direct and... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A - 001 | CCN: 22342

    Instructor: Chi Li

    M/W 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Wheeler 202 /// Screening M 6:30 – 9:30PM, Wheeler 202 ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Film & Media and Policing

    R1A - 002 | CCN: 30824

    Instructor: Althea Wasow

    T/TH 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Dwinelle 209; Screening Tu 5:00 – 8:00PM, Dwinelle 219 /// This writing-intensive course will introduce students to the study of film and media by investigating the ways in which modern visual culture and modern policing intersect.... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Learning to Look: Approaches to Film & Media

    R1B - 001 | CCN: 22344

    Instructor: Jianqing Chen & Kaitlin Forcier

    T/TH 3:30 – 5:00PM, Wheeler 102; Screening Tu 6:00 – 9:00, Wheeler 108 /// This course will introduce students to the process, pleasure, and discipline of academic writing, through learning to write about film and other audio-visual media. The... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Embodied Media

    R1B - 002 | CCN: 22345

    Instructor: Renee Pastel & Jessica Ruffin

    T/TH 3:30 – 5:00 PM, Wheeler 202; Screening Tu 6:00 – 9:00PM, Dwinelle 243 /// The body is the first medium we as humans come into contact with. As such, in turning to the body, we are able to better... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / KEEPING IT REAL: Mimesis and Authenticity

    R1B - 003 | CCN: 22346

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy & Tory Jeffay

    T/TH 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Wheeler 202; Screening Tu 5:00 – 8:00PM, Wheeler 200 /// First and foremost, this is a writing class, so our goal here will be to advance your analytical writing skills and to give you... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Media Archaeology

    R1B - 004 | CCN: 22348

    Instructor: Harry Burson

    T/TH 2:00 – 3:30PM, Wheeler 202; Screening Tu 5:00 – 8:00PM, Moffitt 103 /// In 1964, media theorist Marshall McLuhan famously proclaimed that the true “message” of any media technology is the change it introduces into the scale, pace... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / TV after TV

    R1B - 005 | CCN: 22348

    Instructor: Lisa Jacobson & Lida Zeitlin Wu

    M/W/F 1:00-2:00PM, Wheeler 202; Screening Mon. 2:00 – 5:00PM, Wheeler 202 /// In 1996, cultural critic Susan Sontag announced the “Decay of Cinema”: whatever had made film unique and worthy of the love of so-called cinephiles was ending. In... More
  • Feminist Film Theory

    140 - 001 | CCN: 22360

    Instructor: Emily West

    M/W 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Dwinelle 188; Screening Monday 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Dwinelle 188 /// ... More
  • Film Sound

    140 - 002 | CCN: 33010

    Instructor: Mark Berger

    T/TH 9:30-11:00AM, Dwinelle 142 /// We explore the use and abuse of sound and its relation to image in cinema. With emphasis on how sound influences our emotional reactions, we analyze dialogue, music and effects from the perspectives of... More