Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2023

  • Film History & Form

    10 001 | CCN: 20158

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: M, W 11:00am - 12:29pm

    This course will focus on the development of film art, technology, and industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... More
  • Documentary Forms

    125 001 | CCN: 33060

    Instructor: Natalia Brizuela

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: TU, TH 12:30pm - 1:59pm

    This course will focus on topics in documentary cinema, television, video, photography, and/or new media. ... More
  • Experimental and Alternative Media Art

    135 001 | CCN: 30124

    Instructor: Rizvana G Bradley

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: M 11:00am - 1:59pm

    This course will explore experimental film and media at the intersection of contemporary art movements and avant-garde performance. We will begin by studying canonical works of the avant-garde, and then shift to examine feminist, Black, queer, and... More
  • Global Media

    145 001 | CCN: 27002

    Instructor: Tim Tangherlini

    Location: Mulford 240

    Date and Time: TU, TH 2:00pm - 3:29pm

    This course will focus on topics in national, transnational, and global cinema, television, photography, and/or new media. ... More
  • Auteur Theory – The Showrunner as Auteur: Women, Nonbinary, Queer, and BIPOC Television Auteurs

    172 001 | CCN: 25464

    Instructor: Emily West

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: M, W 2:00pm - 3:29pm

    This course will interrogate the discursive formation of the showrunner-auteur in contemporary British and American television. More specifically, it will focus on the work of women, nonbinary, queer, and BIPOC showrunner-auteurs. Scholarship will address the discursive construction... More
  • Auteur Theory – The Cinema of Tennessee Williams: The Writer as Auteur

    172 002 | CCN: 30529

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 142

    Date and Time: M, W 2:00pm - 3:29pm

    “Forgive me if I disappoint you in saying that the face of Greta Garbo, silver and white and black in the dark, had a greater effect on me and my desire to tell stories than all the... More
  • Screenwriting

    181 001 | CCN: 30531

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 226

    Date and Time: TU 1:00pm - 3:59pm

    Film 181 is designed for the writer with screenwriting experience. Students will develop and write a portion of a feature length, narrative screenplay or the bible and pilot for an original TV show. Emphasis is... More
  • Intermediate Moving Image Production

    185 001 | CCN: 27008

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

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

    This intermediate film production course explores the process of making alternative fiction, non-fiction, hybrid and experimental works that defy categorization. Students direct four group exercises and two individual exercises. Short alternative films and clips from... More
  • Advanced Moving Image Production

    186 001 | CCN: 24522

    Instructor: J Mira Kopell

    Location: Dwinelle 135

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

    This advanced digital video production course explores the process of making narrative shorts. Over the semester, each student will write, pre-visualize, direct and edit one project, approximately 10 – 12 minutes in length. Each student... More
  • Advanced Moving Image Production

    186 002 | CCN: 27009

    Instructor: Juan Nicolas Pereda Rodriguez

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

    In this advanced film production course students produce a 10 to 20 minute short film and work as cinematographer, sound designer, production designer, editor or producer in a classmate’s film. Student works can be fiction, non-fiction, hybrid... More
  • Senior Seminar – Horror and the Cinematic Unconscious

    190 001 | CCN: 25467

    Instructor: Rizvana G Bradley

    Location: Dwinelle 226

    Date and Time: W 2:00pm - 4:59pm

    The philosopher and media theorist Eugene Thacker has argued that “horror is about the paradoxical thought of the unthinkable.” But how might such a conception of horror be complicated, enriched, or problematized if we were to approach... More
  • Intermediate Film Writing

    193 001 | CCN: 27275

    Instructor: Emily West

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    Moving-image media are compelling sites of cultural work. Writing about motion pictures poses peculiar challenges – and offers distinct pleasures – for students in disciplines across the university. Yet it is unusual for a course that analyzes... More
  • Film and Media Theory

    20 001 | CCN: 20867

    Instructor: Emily West

    Location: Dwinelle 188

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

    “Theorizing, as a form of experimenting, is about being in touch. What keeps theories alive and lively is being responsible and responsive to the world’s patternings and murmurings. Doing theory requires being open to the world’s aliveness... More
  • Digital Media Studies

    35 001 | CCN: 25457

    Instructor: Dolores McElroy

    Location: Dwinelle 188

    Date and Time: TU, TH 12:30pm - 1:59pm

    This course will focus on introductory topics related to the field of digital media studies. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Regarding Violence

    R1A 001 | CCN: 10050

    Instructor: Jonathan Daniel Mackris, Miles Herbert Taylor

    Location: Dwinelle 229

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

    Of the questions asked of representation today, chief among them is the issue of how to properly depict violence and the problem of evil. In everyday small talk, one commonly hears two basic positions put forward, one... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Racial Histories of Surveillance Technologies

    R1A 002 | CCN: 10051

    Instructor: Lou Silhol Macher

    Location: Dwinelle 223

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

    Have you ever used apps to help you optimize your sleep, organize your to-do lists or your work schedule, or maybe to track your physical activity and alert you when you’ve reached your x-thousand steps goal? And... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Film Focus: La Jetée

    R1A 003 | CCN: 10052

    This class will introduce students to college-level reading and writing, as well as to the discipline of film studies, through close, careful study of one film: La Jetée. Chris Marker's 1962 science tells the story of a... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1A 004 | CCN: 10053

    Rhetorical approach to reading and writing argumentative discourse with a film focus. Close reading of selected texts; written themes developed from class discussion and analysis of rhetorical strategies. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – The Interface

    R1A 005 | CCN: 31531

    Instructor: Julia Irwin

    Location: Dwinelle 89

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

    The word “interface” suggests the graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of our devices that facilitate human-computer interactions. With the “internet of things” and “metaverse,” we encounter digital technologies whose interfaces become difficult to perceive, as they are designed... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B 001 | CCN: 19921

    Instructor: Allyson Unzicker

    Location: Social Sciences Building 180

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

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B 002 | CCN: 19922

    Instructor: Nicholas Vila Byers

    Location: Evans 41

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

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Monsters!

    R1B 003 | CCN: 19923

    Instructor: Morgan Jennings

    Location: Social Sciences Building 180

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

    Vampires! Werewolves! Zombies! What do monsters—and monster films in particular—reveal about the cultures that create and consume them? By looking closely at the various forms in which monstrosity appears on screen, we will analyze how these imagined... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B 004 | CCN: 19924

    Instructor: Gianna Theodora Ward-Vetrano

    Location: Evans 31

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

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus

    R1B 005 | CCN: 19925

    Intensive argumentative writing stimulated through selected readings, films, and class discussion. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement. ... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Animating the Shadow: Proto-Cinema, Early Film, and pre-Code Sexuality

    R1B 006 | CCN: 19926

    Instructor: Tulasi Johnson

    Location: Dwinelle 189

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

    When we think of the advent of cinema, we might think of the dramatic, black-and-white, experimental silent films of the 1920s. If we’re looking even further back, we might recall Edweard Muybridge’s generative photographic “animal locomotion” studies... More
  • The Craft of Writing – Film Focus – Healthy Realism: Italian Neo-Realism in Taiwan

    R1B 007 | CCN: 19927

    Instructor: Matteo Cavelier Riccardi

    Location: Dwinelle 262

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

    It has been widely argued that Italian Neo-Realism heavily informed the first Golden Age of Taiwanese (ROC) Cinema in the 1960s. Taiwan’s Central Motion Pictures Corporation president championed Italian Neo-Realist cinema as the foundation of a home-grown “Healthy Realism,”... More