Winter 2016 Course

 

FILM 110 - INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1895-1945

An introduction to the serious study of world cinema, 1895-1945. Class lectures will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films from the U.S., Europe, and Asia accompany the lectures. 

FILM/ENG 220 - TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION

A comparative treatment of literary topics in the context of institutional and systematic discrimination.

FILM 255 - WORLD CINEMA PART I: ORIGINS TO 1968

A systematic introduction to the arts and history of international cinema, from the invention of the medium in 1895 to the rise of New Wave and Third Cinema in the 1960s. Weekly screenings of films such as Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Pather Parchali, Terra em Transe, and La Noire de.

FILM 452/552 - STUDIES IN FILM

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term; see Schedule of Classes. Lecture and separate screenings each week.

FILM 480/580 – STUDIES IN LITERATURE, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

Study of literature in its relationship to society and culture; study of literary culture. Topics change from term to term; see Schedule of Classes.

FR 329 - FRANCOPHONE CULTURES IN FILM

An exploration of the different cultures of France and the Francophone world through film. Students will delve into the heart of these societies and discover their socio-historical, political, economic and cultural context. Students' analytical and critical skills will be thoroughly solicited through various research and writing activities. Taught in English.

WGSS 230 - WOMEN IN THE MOVIES

Examines ways women are depicted in the movies and how those depictions are created by and create larger social constructions of women. Special attention is given to the intersections of race, class, sexual identity, and age with gender.

 

 

Fall 2015 Courses

 

FILM 552 - STUDIES IN FILM

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term; see Schedule of Classes. Lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

COMM 380 - IMAGE AND MYTH IN FILM

Film as a medium for creating, reflecting, and defining values, roles, styles, conflicts, problems, strategies, expectations, and institutions in American life. Various methods of analysis and evaluation are applied to film as an agent and artifact. Film images of the frontier, war, women, men, justice, America, progress, and beauty are explored. Film fee required. (H)

FILM 125 - *INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1945-PRESENT

Provides an introduction to the serious study of world cinema, 1945-present. Class lectures will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films from the U.S., Europe, and Asia accompany the lectures. Film fee required. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

FILM 360 - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Critical study of a selection of films screened at the Oregon State University's International Film Festival. Topics include acting, sound, special effects, cinematography. CROSSLISTED as WLC 360. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or higher.

WLC 360 - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Critical study of a selection of films screened at the Oregon State University's International Film Festival. Topics include acting, sound, special effects, cinematography. CROSSLISTED as FILM 360. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or higher.

COMM 368 - PROPAGANDA AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Case studies, examples, and analyses of direct and indirect influences upon thought, belief, and action involving mass media of communication, including film, theatre, radio, television, posters, and art objects. Historical approach using film, tape, and recordings for student analysis and discussion. (SS)

ENG 220 - *TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION

A comparative treatment of literary topics in the context of institutional and systematic discrimination. Not offered every year. CROSSLISTED as FILM 220. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

ENG 320 - *STUDIES IN PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN

Study of a particular theme, genre, movement, or author through the relations of text and performance. Topics change from term to term and may include content from film, drama, digital sources, and other visual media. (H) (Bacc Core Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or above.

GER 261 - *MASTERPIECES OF GERMAN CINEMA

An introduction to the serious study of German cinema, 1920 to present. Class lectures discussing key works of German cinema will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films accompany the lectures. Taught in English. Film fee will be required. (Bacc Core Course)

NMC 383 - FIELD PRODUCTION

Development of the technical abilities and conceptual approaches to audio, film, video and multimedia production. Emphasis on single-camera production techniques and concepts. Students will begin the study of post-production process. Students will also begin to study lighting and audio as they relate to single-camera field production. PREREQS: NMC 101

NMC 490 - MEDIA ETHICS

Exploration of the ethical issues surrounding new media communications. Topics include professionalism in journalism, new media visual production, new media management, advertising, film, and public relations. Topics also include new media's relationship with society, violence in the media, and sex in the media. PREREQS: NMC 101

WGSS 230 - *WOMEN IN THE MOVIES

Examines ways women are depicted in the movies and how those depictions are created by and create larger social constructions of women. Special attention is given to the intersections of race, class, sexual identity, and age with gender. (Bacc Core Course)  

WGSS 235 - *WOMEN IN WORLD CINEMA

Explores constructions and practices of gender in a transnational, multi-religious, and global framework by examining a wide variety of films about women around the world. (Bacc Core Course)

WGSS 235H - *WOMEN IN WORLD CINEMA

Explores constructions and practices of gender in a transnational, multi-religious, and global framework by examining a wide variety of films about women around the world. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.