Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2021

  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 31250

    Instructor: Emily Catherine West

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 9:30am - 10:59am

    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, the development of cinematic narrative, the development of national... More
  • Senior Capstone Seminar: Reading Photography

    105 001 | CCN: 31281

    Instructor: Anton J Kaes

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M 2:00pm - 3:59pm

    This seminar explores the medium of photography from various angles: as a new way of seeing the world, as an instrument for documenting private and public life, and as a modern art form that has gained... More
  • Documentary Forms

    125 | CCN: 31258 | 31259

    Instructor: Jeffrey Skoller

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 5-6:30pm; Screening W 5-7pm ... More
  • Documentary Forms

    125 001 | CCN: 31258

    Instructor: Jeffrey A. Skoller

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 5:00pm - 6:29pm

    This course will focus on topics in documentary cinema, television, video, photography, and/or new media. ... More
  • Nordic Television and its Global Remakes

    145 - 001 | CCN: 31264 | 31266

    Instructor: Mark Sandberg

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 2-3:30pm; Screening: Tu 4-6pm ... More
  • Japanese and Transnational Asian Film and Media

    145 - 002 | CCN: 31265 | 31268

    Instructor: Miryam Sas

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 12:30-2pm; Screening: Tu 2-4pm How do the images and sounds and spaces of film and media shape the way we think about about our place in the world, about... More
  • Media Technologies: Digital Game Studies

    155 | CCN: 31270 | 31271

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 3:30-5pm; Screening: M 5-7pm This class offers a broad introduction to the phenomenon of video games, focusing primarily on U.S. histories and cultural practices. We will investigate the relationship... More
  • Media Technologies

    155 001 | CCN: 31270

    Instructor: Jacob R Gaboury

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 3:30pm - 4:59pm

    This class offers a broad introduction to the phenomenon of video games, focusing primarily on U.S. histories and cultural practices. We will investigate the relationship between play and games, learn how to analyze and practice basic game... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Genre and Media in Chinese Popular Culture

    171 - 001 | CCN: 31272 | 31274

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 9:30-11am; Screening: M 11-1pm ... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre: Romantic Comedy

    171 - 002 | CCN: 31273 | 31275

    Instructor: Emily West

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 11-12:30pm; Screening: Th 2-5pm ... More
  • Special Topics in Film Genre

    171 001 | CCN: 31272

    Instructor: Weihong Bao

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 9:30am - 10:59am

    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

    171 002 | CCN: 31273

    Instructor: Emily Catherine West

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 11:00am - 12:29pm

    Although its lovers are legion, romantic comedy is frequently considered to be without value: a “low” cultural form that, like horror or science fiction film, provides pleasures that are simple at worst and guilty at best because... More
  • Special Topics in Film Auteurism – The Cinema of Tennessee Williams: The Writer as Auteur

    172 | CCN: 31276 | 31277

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 12:30-2pm; Screening: M 2-5pm ... More
  • Auteur Theory

    172 001 | CCN: 31276

    Instructor: Dolores C Mcelroy

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 12:30pm - 1:59pm

    The study of films from the perspective of directorial style, theme, or filmmaking career. ... More
  • Introduction to Screenwriting

    180 001 | CCN: 31278

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TH 9:00am - 11:59am

    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 workshop outlines... More
  • Advanced Screenwriting

    181 | CCN: 26731

    Instructor: J. Mira Kopell

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: Th 1-4pm Film 181 is designed for the writer with screenwriting experience. Students will develop and write a portion of a feature length, narrative screenplay or one of more episodes... More
  • Advanced Digital Video

    186 001 | CCN: 25859

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU 9:00am - 3:00pm

    This advanced studio course is designed for students who have mastered basic skills and concepts involved in digital video production and are interested in further investigating critical, theoretical, and creative research topics in digital video production. ... More
  • Special Topics: The Essay Film

    187 | CCN: 31279

    Instructor: Keith Wilson

    * This course will be taught via remote-synchronous instruction Wed. 9am-3pm The Essay Film is a course that encourages students to express themselves by delving into a range of films and formal strategies situated under the broad rubric of... More
  • Film & Media Theory

    20 | CCN: 24464 | 24465

    Instructor: Mary Ann Doane

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 3:30-5pm; Screening W 12-2pm 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... More
  • Digital Media Studies

    35 | CCN: 31257

    Instructor: Jacob Gaboury

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 11-12:30pm This course is an introduction to digital media: how it came to be, where it is going, and how we can engage with it critically and creatively. Over... More
  • Film Honors Thesis

    H195 005 | CCN: 33954

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

    Date and Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

    Students in the honors program are to take H195 for a letter grade to complete a senior honors thesis. Although the production of a film may be part of the preparation of the thesis and the film... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A - 001 | CCN: 31220 | 31227

    Instructor: Jessica Ruffin, Jonathan Mackris

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 5-6:30pm; Screening: W 6:30-8:30pm The shutdown and shelter-in-place orders issued around the globe to stem the tide of Covid-19 forced a reckoning in how we think about space. Spaces... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Media, Power, & Resistance

    R1A - 002 | CCN: 31222 | 31228

    Instructor: Patrick Harrison, Cole Alexander Moore

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 11-12:30pm; Screening: Th: 5-8pm Media are the infrastructure of social life. In the digital age, more than ever before, the tools we use also use us: they condition the... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A - 003 | CCN: 31224 | 31229

    Instructor: Chi Li

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuThu 12:30-2pm; Screening: W 3-6pm ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Across Borders: Latin American Representations, Migrations, and the Multicultural Experience in International/Global/Transnational Perspectives

    R1A - 004 | CCN: 31225 | 31230

    Instructor: Jennifer Alpert

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 2-3:30pm; Screening: Tu 3:30-6:30pm In an increasingly globalized world, conceptual frameworks of borders and our paradigms for defining cinema’s regional and cultural origin and belonging are becoming further problematized.... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus / Stardom, Spectatorship, and Difference

    R1A - 005 | CCN: 31226 | 31231

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 3:30-5pm; Screening: W 6-8pm This class is designed to introduce students to college-level academic writing in the humanities. The primary goal is to develop the core skills and techniques... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 001 | CCN: 31220

    Instructor: Jessica Ruffin, Jonathan Daniel Mackris

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: M, W 5:00pm - 6:29pm

    The shutdown and shelter-in-place orders issued around the globe to stem the tide of Covid-19 forced a reckoning in how we think about space. Spaces of labor, rest, community, and learning collapsed and intermingled. Even as the... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 002 | CCN: 31222

    Instructor: Cole Alexander Moore, Patrick William Harrison

    Location: Internet/Online

    Date and Time: TU, TH 11:00am - 12:29pm

    Media are the infrastructure of social life. In the digital age, more than ever before, the tools we use also use us: they condition the way we perceive, represent, think about, and relate to the world around... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2 – Film Focus / The Mexican Horror Film

    R1B - 001 | CCN: 31232 | 31238

    Instructor: Katherine Guerra, Annie Felix

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: MW 5-6:30pm; Screening: W 6:30-8:30pm ... More
  • The Craft of Writing 2 – Film Focus / Whose Poor Taste? Creating and Contesting Values on Screen

    R1B - 002 | CCN: 31233 | 31240

    Instructor: Lida Zeitlin Wu, Caleb Murray-Bozeman

    *This course will be taught via Remote-Synchronous instruction. Lecture: TuTh 11-12:30pm; Screening: Th 5-8pm When Tommy Wiseau’s low-budget independent drama The Room debuted in 2003, critics lampooned it as “one of the worst movies ever made.” Since its release... More