ADVANCED FILM WRITING (new course)
This course serves to instruct undergraduate Film majors in advanced film and media studies analysis, research, and writing. A variety of forms of writing will be undertaken, including film analysis, film reviewing and criticism, film festival programming notes, essay argumentation, and research scholarship. The course provides undergraduate majors with exposure to, analysis of, and opportunities to try out various modes of professional film writing. It also prepares students who are interested in completing an honors thesis in the following spring semester, although that is not required of all students taking Film 194.