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  • Film and Media Studies
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    ANT 3390 Visual Anthropology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: basic knowledge of photography or instructor permission.
    Uses photography and film as tools and products of social science. Ways of describing, analyzing and presenting behavior and cultural ideas through visual means. Student projects and laboratory work with visual anthropology. (WR)
    ARH 4454 Late Twentieth Century Art
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Continuation of mid-twentieth century art (ARH 4453). Main movements in international art since about 1970 to the present. Focus is on the theory and various expressions of Post-Modernism. (H, N)
    ARH 4710 History of Photography
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Survey of major technical, stylistic and critical directions in photography, 19th century on. (H, N)
    ART 3958C Performance and Installation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    An introduction to time-based art practice including performance, installation, sound and visual media.
    ART 3959C Video Art: Production and Post-Production
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    An exploration of video with an emphasis on editing and building a personal vocabulary through the electronic image.
    ART 4630C Video Art: Advanced Projects
    Credits: 6; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Focus on the completion of larger scale student directed projects with a special emphasis on pre-production planning and advanced editing techniques.
    ART 4631C Computer Art: Advanced Projects
    Credits: 6; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Advanced work in computer-mediated art including animation and interactive works in both the physical and virtual domain with a special emphasis on the completion of larger scale student-directed projects.
    EME 4200 Production and Utilization of Educational Media
    Credits: 4.
    Study of educational production and utilization concepts. Experience will be gained in using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
    EME 4401 Integrating Technology in the Early Childhood Curriculum
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
    Prepares early childhood majors to effectively use technology in teaching and learning.
    ENG 3113 The Movies as Narrative Art
    Credits: 4.
    An examination of the movies as a mode of storytelling, with emphasis upon the difference between verbal and visual narration, and relation to contemporary thought and values.
    ENG 3115 Introduction to Film: Criticism and Theory
    Credits: 4.
    An introduction to the principal theoretical and critical issues raised by the first century of the cinema.
    ENG 3121 History of the Film, Part 1
    Credits: 4.
    History of the film from its beginnings to the introduction of sound.
    ENG 3122 History of the Film, Part 2
    Credits: 4.
    History of the film from sound to the present.
    ENG 4110 Film Genres, Directors, and Periods
    Credits: 4.
    A variable topics course concentrating on either film genres (e.g., documentary, the musical, melodrama, the western, film noir), specific directors, or major periods in cinematic history.
    ENG 4130 Race and Ethnicity in Film
    Credits: 4.
    A critical and historical study of films and videos by and about people of color in the Americas, Africa, Australia and Europe.
    ENG 4133 Film Studies
    Credits: 4.
    A course of variable content providing an opportunity for the in-depth study of film genres, notable film directors and other significant topics on subjects related to film.
    ENG 4134 Women and Film
    Credits: 4.
    A study of the roles and function of women in mainstream and alternative cinema. The course includes study of feminist film criticism and theories of gender.
    ENG 4135 National Cinemas
    Credits: 4; can be repeated with a change of topic up to 12 credits. Refer to the department.
    Variable topics. A study of the films of one or more of the historically important national cinemas (e.g., American, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese).
    ENG 4136 Film and Video Production
    Credits: 4; Prereq: refer to the department.
    A seminar on the independent and experimental uses of small-format film and video production.
    ENG 4139 Television and Electronic Culture
    Credits: 4.
    Explores the development of new modes of thought, forms of art, popular culture, and social practices based on electronic technology (video and computers).
    FRT 3520 French Cinema
    Credits: 4.
    A critical, theoretical and historical study of French cinema. Topics vary from year to year and will be announced. Past courses introduced the study of key directors, 1930s cinema, Nostalgia and Masculinity in 1980s films, World War II cinema, Colonial and Postcolonial cinema. The class is open to French majors and non-majors and is taught in English. Topics may vary. Not for major credit. May be repeated for up to eight credits. (H, N)
    GET 4291 Women and German Cinema
    Credits: 4.
    An introduction to the role of women in German film from Weimar to the present day on both sides of the camera. Basic concepts in feminist film theory will also be covered.
    GET 4293 New German Cinema 1945 to Present
    Credits: 4.
    An introduction to New German Cinema from its inception in the 1960's to its demise and its subsequent legacy, both in filmmaking and criticism.
    IDS 4906 Interdisciplinary Thesis Research
    Credits: 1 to 12. Coreq: refer to the department. (WR)
    ITT 3521 Italian Cinema
    Credits: 4; can be repeated up to 8 credits.
    A critical and historical study of Italian film and directors. Topics may vary. (H, N)
    JPT 3391 Introduction to Japanese Film
    Credits: 4.
    Introduction to the formal and historical features of Japanese film that have given it a unique position in film history. Course emphasizes formal and critical analysis as well as the intellectual stakes of studying non-western film.
    LIT 3362 The Age of the Avant-Garde
    Credits: 3.
    An examination of the revolutionary experimentalist aspects of modern and contemporary culture, such as cubism, surrealism, structuralism and conceptualism.
    PGY 3410C Photography: Color
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    A consideration of the use and technique of color photography. Cameras, films and darkroom developing techniques are covered.
    PGY 3444C Photography: Black and White
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Fundamentals of photography. Operation of camera. Developing, printing, and enlarging. Principles of photography as a means of personal expression.
    PGY 3801C Photography: Digital
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Studio methods and techniques in creating still images using electronic digital technology.
    PGY 4420C Advanced Photography
    Credits: 6; can be repeated for credit. Prereq: refer to the department.
    Use of the camera as a medium of individual creative expression. Experimental projects in black and white and color photography.
    TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound
    Credits: 4.
    Introduction to electricity and technical skills basic to lighting and sound technology.
    TPP 3111 Acting 2 - Analysis and Application
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Experimentation with scripted material: scene study, analysis, audition and performance.
    TPP 3311 Directing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
    Practical application of theoretical concepts of directing applied to scene study.
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