Spring 2020

FILM 125
Intro to Film Studies: 1942 to 1967 
Section: 1
CRN: 59146
Boudraa, Nabil 

This course surveys American and European film history from
the U.S. entrance into WW II to the end of the 1960s. We will focus on the key film movements (Neorealism, the French New Wave, Spanish cinema, etc.) and the evolution of American studio film production. A great deal of attention will be paid to the relationship between film and society / film and history. This class will place films in a historical frame so student can understand the ways in which films from decades past tell us things about the world in which they were released. In this course, students will also learn to think and write about film critically, and hence appreciate film studies as a scholarly discipline. 

Bacc Core Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Core, Pers, Lit and Arts, West Culture 

 

FILM 220
Difference, Power and Discrimination: Africa in Hollywood 
Section: 1
CRN: 59147
Osagie, Iyun 

This course introduces you to the study of film images relating
to Africa. We will examine depictions of Africa and Africans in Hollywood and Hollywood-style films. The class will also examine cinematic images of Africa and Africans that are directed and performed by Africans. This comparative treatment of cinematic topics will help us identify sites of institutional and systematic discrimination in the film industry. This is a discussion-oriented class aimed to establish a community of engaged critical thinkers; you will be asked to participate actively in class and to write analyses of the films. 

Bacc Core Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Core, Pers, Diff, Power and Disc. 

 

FILM 245
New American Cinema 
Section: 1
CRN: 59148
Lewis, Jon 

This class will attend post-rating system Hollywood (1968-present) by closely examining the important films and filmmakers of the period along with key events in the business of developing, producing, distributing, and exhibiting motion pictures. There are no prerequisites for this course. This is an ambitious academic course, not a film appreciation class. This course will be delivered via Canvas where you will interact with your classmates and with your instructor. Within the course Canvas site you will access the learning materials, such as the syllabus, class discussions, assignments, projects, and quizzes. To preview how an online course works, visit the Ecampus Course Demo.
Bacc Core Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Core, Pers, Lit and Arts 

 

FILM 245
New American Cinema 
Section: 400
CRN: 55417
Rust, Stephen 

This online class will attend post-rating system Hollywood (1968-present) by closely examining the important films and filmmakers of the period along with key events in the business of developing, producing, distributing, and exhibiting motion pictures. There are no prerequisites for this course. This is an ambitious academic course, not a film appreciation class. This course will be delivered via Canvas where you will interact with your classmates and with your instructor. Within the course Canvas site you will access the learning materials, such as the syllabus, class discussions, assignments, projects, and quizzes. To preview how an online course works, visit the Ecampus Course Demo. 

Bacc Core Requirement(s) Fulfilled: Core, Pers, Lit and Arts 

 

GER 361

The German Cinema (1962-1982) 

Instructor: Jennifer Creech 

 

FILM 480 

Studies in Film, Culture, & Society: Medicine and Media

CRN: 60233 

Price, Zach 

Medicine and media both participate in the tradition of searching for hidden knowledge on and within the body. This course examines key historical moments of intersection between the medical profession and cinematic production after WWII, starting with the creation of the World Health Organization. We will consider how films depict the relationship of nations to doctors, doctors to patients, and patients to pathogens in different genres, ranging from outbreak films (Contagion) to hospital dramas (House) to Science Fiction films (Fantastic Voyage). Ultimately, we will ask how these narratives have come to reinforce or shape global policies and cultural biases around health.