Summer 2021 Courses

Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

ENGFLM 0355 Visual Literacy with Dr Alison Patterson 

Summer 12 week 
 
This is a dedicated asynchronous online course. Visual literacy is an emerging area of study which deals with the growing importance of visual culture in our contemporary world and how we interpret what is seen.  This course will emphasize the process of critically viewing specific media artifacts and provide tools to students that will allow them to comprehend and evaluate information presented by a variety of forms of visual media, including television, video, film, photography, and the internet. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category II towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor.It counts for DNID.  
 
This course counts for DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Creative Work General Ed. Requirement,
and SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req. 

 

ENGFLM 0400/ FMST 0120 Introduction to Film with Eve Barden 

T/TH  6-9:50 PM, WEB, 6WK1 

This is a basic course on the visual arts that offers the student abroad introduction to the medium of film. As part of this overview, the class will consider such issues as: the process of contemporary film production and distribution; the nature of basic film forms; selected approaches to film criticism; comparisons between film and the other media.It counts for the FMS Major or Minor as a Category II course. 
 
This course counts for DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req., and Russian & East European Studies. 

 

ENGFLM 0530/ FMST 0150  Film Analysis with Geneveive Newman 

MW 12-3:50 PM, WEB, 6WK2 
 
This course introduces students to the art of the cinema, and to the techniques for its formal and iconographic analysis.  It examines the nature of shot composition and visual framing, the use of color, the role of lighting as a pictorial element, the potentials of camera movement, the modes of editing and the nature of image/sound montage.  It also introduces students to dominant cinema forms--narrative, experimental, documentary, etc.--And connects the cinema to visual arts (like painting and sculpture).This course is a required course for the FMS major and minor. 
 
This course counts for DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirementand SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req. 
 

 

ENGFLM 0532/ FMST 0500 Introduction to Film Genres with Adam Hebert 

MW 6-9:50, WEB, 6WK2 
 
This course surveys major film genres, which may include Westerns, musicals, horror, film noir, screwball comedy, etc. We will trace the history of film genres from the studio era to the present, including European transformations. The course seeks to relate film genres to the culture that created them. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category II towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor. 
 
This course counts for a W course. 

 

ENGFLM 0540/ FMST 0170 World Film History with Nikhil Titus 

MW 12-3:50 PM, WEB, 6WK1 
 
This course both introduces students to techniques of film analysis and acquaints them with major works and movements in international cinema.  The course pays particular attention to the evolution of film narrative and visual style through landmarks in film development--European avant-garde films,  British documentary, Italian neo-realism, etc.  This is a Critical Studies course and is a required course for the Film and Media Studies major and minor. 
 
This course counts for DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement, DSAS Historical Analysis General Ed. Requirement, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req., SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req. European and Eurasian Studies, Global Studies, West European Studies. 
 
 

ENGFLM 1390/ FMST 1275 Contemporary Film with Jordan Parrish 

TTH 12-3:50, WEB, 6WK1 
 
Surveys international film from 1970 to the present and the major film movements of the period.  It also demonstrates the stylistic and cultural interrelationships between the international film schools. This is a Critical Studies course and counts for Category I towards the Film and Media Studies major and minor. 
 
This course counts for DSAS The Arts General Ed. Requirement, Writing Intensive Course (WRIT), SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req., European and Eurasian Studies, Global Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and West European Studies.