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The following courses are offered with varying frequency as part of the curriculum in Film Studies; please see the Department´s listing of courses to learn which courses will be offered during the current/upcoming semester
U 180L Introduction to Film 3 cr. Offered every term. Same as LS 180. The history and development of the film medium. Emphasis on critical analysis of selected classic or significant films.
U 195 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
U 222L German Cinema 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Same as MCLG 222L and LS 282L. The development of the German film from its beginnings in 1895 down through the contemporary New German Cinema. Topics include Expressionism, New Objectivity, the Nazi film, the German contribution to Hollywood, the post-war film in East and West Germany, and film in unified Germany. Credit not allowed for LS 282L or MCLG 222L and 322L GRMN (GERM 361L).
U 227L Film as Literature, Literature as Film 3 cr. (R-6) Offered autumn and/or spring. Same as LIT 270L (ENLT 227) and LS 227L. Studies of the relationship between film and literature. Topics vary.
U 295 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
UG 320 Shakespeare and Film 3 cr. Offered once a year. Same as LIT 327. Prereq., LIT 300 (ENLT 301) or consent of instr. A survey of selected Shakespeare plays emphasizing close reading of the texts and consideration of their dramatic possibilities in relation to film.
U 330 History of Film 3 cr. Offered every year. Prereq., ENFM 180, 227. Survey of film history.
U 338 The French Cinema 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Same as MCLG and LS 338.An historical, aesthetic, and critical survey of the French cinema, from its beginnings in 1895 through the contemporary cinema (Muet, classical, Realism, Nouvelle Vogue, etc.) With an introduction to contemporary film criticism.Students taking the course for French credits are required to do research, reading, and writing in the French language.
U 344 Native Americans and Film 3 cr. Offered once each year. Same as NAS 344. Surveys the image of Native Americans in American film with an emphasis on "revisionist," or "breakthrough" films. Ultimate focus will be on films featuring Native American writers, directors and actors.
U 358 Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film 3 cr. Offered in autumn odd-numbered years. Same as MCLG 358. The development of the traditional society of Latin American civilization through the interaction of European, Indian and African elements. Credit allowed only for one of the cross-listed courses: LS/MCLG 358 or SPNS 359 (SPAN 359).
UG 381 Studies in the Film 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ENFM/LS 180 or consent of instr. Same as LS and MCLG 381. Studies in genres, directors, movements, problems, etc.
U 395 Special Topics Variable cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
UG 427 Film Theory 3 cr. Offered yearly. This course examines key approaches to film theory and criticism, and the theoretical roots of each. Classic and contemporary films will be assessed in the light of the theories covered.
UG 443 Documentary: Theory and Practice 3 cr. Offered yearly. Same as MAR 443. Designed to bring together Film Studies students (theorists) and Media Arts students (filmmakers) so they may draw from their respective fields to collaborate on the production of documentaries. After exposure to both documentary history and criticism, students will be required to work with a team of producers in learning the basic skills involved in documentary production.
UG 444 Film Directors 3 cr. (R-9) Offered every year. Prereq. ENFM 180. Intensive study of the life and work of one major film director.
UG 495 Special Topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) (R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics
U 496 Independent Study 1-3 cr. (R-9) Offered every term. Pereq., consent of instr. and chair, and junior or senior standing. Special Projects in film. Only one 496 may be taken per semester.