Film Courses: Spring 2019


Practicum | FILM 495

Course Photo for Practicum Instructor: Sean O'Brien
Credits: 3

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: Arrange with Instructor

Course Description: Film Studies Practicum credit is given for hands-on participation in film-related organizations.

Additional Details: CRN 32833

The Promotional | FILM 491

Course Photo for The Promotional Instructor: Sean O'Brien
Credits: 3

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: R 9:00-11:50

Course Description: CRN 35007

Studies in Film: Science Fiction | FILM 381.01

Course Photo for Studies in Film: Science Fiction Instructor: Garon Smith
Credits: 3

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: MW 11:30-1:50

Course Description: Is Harry Potter a good chemist? Could the Star Wars x-wings really turn on a dime? Are Superman’s feats more plausible than we might think? While science fiction and fantasy films let our imagination take flight, how much of what is portrayed in these fanciful settings is a reasonable extrapolation of an established scientific principle? This course will examine the history of science fiction films, and will focus, in part, on how well these filmmakers knew their science. We will both laugh and learn from some of the great scientific gaffes in film history.

Additional Details: CRN 35006

Latin American Civilization Through Literature and Film | FILM 365.01

Course Photo for Latin American Civilization Through Literature and Film Instructor: Clary Loisel
Credits: 3

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: MW 2:00-4:20

Course Description: This course examines films and literature from Latin America, studied in social, political, and cultural context. The films and literature are from a variety of countries, and are studied, together with readings, and other cultural materials, through class discussions and written assignments.

Additional Details: CRN 35004

History of Film | FILM 300.01

Course Photo for History of Film Instructor: Tobin Addington
Credits: 3

Delivery Method: Face-to-Face
Days and times: TR 12:30-2:50

Course Description: This course offers an historical survey of some of the major cinema movements that have contributed to the development of cinematic grammar, style, and form, from late 19th-century pre-cinema optical experiments to today’s digital films. Through screenings, lectures, readings, and discussion, students will learn about the origin and development of various film practices, trends and their connection to national and trans-national cinema movements. Over the course of the semester, students will develop aesthetic standards to analyze the specific techniques and effects employed by filmmakers. With any luck, this will lead students to enjoy cinema in new and meaningful ways.

Additional Details: CRN 35005