Catalog Review

For Course Qualities In Effect For 2014-15

Process Date: 24-OCT-2014

FIST - Film Studies

100 INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Film Studies  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 40 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course provides students with a basic introduction to the vocabulary of film studies and an overview of historical, analytical, and theoretical approaches to film. Students will begin to develop the critical means for engaging with the filmic medium in discussion and writing. These aims will be met through a diverse selection of films rooted in different cultures, times, and ideologies.

110 INTERDISCIPLINARY VIDEO Active
  Long Title: Interdisciplinary Video  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Designed primarily for students interested in incorporating video into their current or future work in other academic and creative disciplines. This course offers a practical introduction to basic editing, camera, and sound techniques, paired with a general study of multiple methodologies and current debates in representational ethics.

120 IMAGE & SOUND I Active
  Long Title: Image and Sound I  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: A basic introduction to the fundamental forms, concepts, terminology, and techniques of filmmaking, contextualized within a critical/historical framework. Students explore multiple approaches to creating meaning through readings, screenings, lectures, discussions, and critiques, paired with video exercises and hands-on instruction.

191 DIRECTED STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

210 FILM HISTORY I Active
  Long Title: Film History I  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD01 - Division of Fine Arts
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: A foundation course on the history of cinema in a global and transnational context, Film Hisotry I focuses on "silent" film (early film to the present day) and the transition to sound. Topics include creative and technological practices; national cinemas in context; narrative, documentary, and experimental modes.

211 FILM HISTORY II Active
  Long Title: Film History II  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD01 - Division of Fine Arts
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: A foundations course on the history of cinema in a global and transnational context, Film History II focuses on the sound era. Topics include creative and technological practices; studio, avant-garde, and postcolonial cinemas; independent, contemporary, and digital film; narrative, documentary, and experimental modes.

220 IMAGE & SOUND II Active
  Long Title: Image and Sound II  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 120 or consent of instructor
Description: A continuation of FIST 120 with expanded instruction in image design, sound design, sequencing, and concept development. Historical development of the medium and contemporary approaches to creative expression, representational ethics, and audience are emphasized through exercises, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and critiques, culminating in a final video project.

240 DIGITAL PROCESSES Active
  Long Title: Digital Processes  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ART 240 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 14 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: ART 100 or ART 110
Description: An introduction to the digital medium within a fine art context. Digital photography, experimental video, sound, photo book design, and blogging are covered as students use the Internet as a venue for projects. The evolution of technology, new media theory, contemporary art discourse, and visual culture are examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based.

245 INTERARTS: NEW MEDIA PROJECTS Active
  Long Title: Interarts: New Media Projects  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ART 245 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 11 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: ART 100 or ART 110, or consent of instructor
Description: Digital media are used to explore the relationship between art and knowledge. Lectures, discussions, readings, and critiques will investigate contemporary art practices and interdisciplinarity. Conceptual-development, planning and production will be covered as students work individually or collaboratively on video, performance, installation, and web projects. Mac-based.

260 THE ART OF FILM Active
  Long Title: The Art of Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: A study of the narrative and visual techniques in films selected from masterpieces of modern cinema. Readings in film history, film theory, and film aesthetics along with viewings of approximately ten movies from various periods and countries, by directors such as Eisenstein, Wells, Fellini, Kurasawa, and Truffaut.

270 POST-SOVIET FILM (IN ENGLISH) Active
  Long Title: Post-Soviet Film (in English)  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RUSS 270 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course will focus on the works of seminal filmakers in the post-Soviet period. Through the prism of post-Soviet films students will be introduced to contemporary Russian culture and to the issues explored within these cinematic narratives: national identity, gender relations, role of the arts in a post-Soviet society, and the re-examination of Russia's historical and cultural past. Taught in English.

277 INTRO TO GERMAN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Introduction to German Film Studies  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: GER 377 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: GER 312
Description: With its pivotal role in the inauguration of the cinema, knowledge of German film is critical to any understanding of the history of film. This course is intended to be an introduction both to German cinema and to the discipline of film studies. Considered perhaps as one of the most accessible aesthetic forms, the moving image pervades our everyday lives and yet we seldom think of what we do in the movie theatre as “reading.” Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the practice of reading the filmic text using three structuring lenses: 1) history, 2) formal and generic elements, and 3) film criticism.

287 TOPICS IN RUSSIAN THROUGH FILM Active
  Long Title: Russian Through Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RUSS 287 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: RUSS 250 or consent of instructor
Description: This course will examine topics in Russian film. Topics may include specific generes (e.g. the sad comedy), the work of a director or tradition, films important for a specific historical moment (e.g. the Thaw or World War Two), or films devoted to a specific theme. Students will expand their Russian vocabulary, improve fluency, increase speaking confidence and gain cultural knowledge by viewing Russian films and analyzing the psychology of the characters. Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the practice of reading the filmic text using three structuring lenses: 1) history, 2) formal and generic elements, and 3) film criticism. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Fall 2014: Soviet Comedies


300 MASCULINITY IN AMERICAN FILM Active
  Long Title: Reel Men: Masculinity in American Film, 1945-2000  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: HIST 300 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 18 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore level or above
Description: Focusing on an array of well-known American films — “The Maltese Falcon,” “Red River,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Chinatown,” “Die Hard,” and “American Beauty” among them — the course will integrate film theory, gender theory, and American history to address the problem of how masculinity has been constructed in American culture since World War II. Not open to students who have previously received, or need to receive, credit for HIST 400.

302 CINEMATICALLY SPEAKING Active
  Long Title: Cinematically Speaking  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: FREN 302 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 12 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or consent of instructor
Description: French films function as a springboard for readings, discussions, oral presentations, and short critical essays. We will briefly examine the history of French film from 1940 to the present, study cinematic techniques, the vocabulary of cinema, and explore the principal themes.

305 FILM AS HIST & HIST AS FILM Active
  Long Title: Film as History and History as Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: HIST 305 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 24 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Description: An examination, through selected films, of specific moments in European history and an examination of film itself as a source of historical interpretation. Possible “historical moments” include Medieval England, Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust, and possible films include Becket, The Triumph of the Will, and Schindler’s List.

309 HOLLYWOOD GOES TO HIGH SCHOOL Active
  Long Title: Hollywood Goes to High School  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: EDST 309 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 18 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: Year after year, Hollywood turns out movies that are set in schools and present images of teachers and teens. Many of these films address typical coming-of-age issues, societal fear of teen crime and delinquency and, of course, the search for romance. A subset of these films provide powerful and culturally enduring images of teachers and teaching. High school movies also provide ingisht into the fantasies, anxieties, dreams, and assumptions prevalent in American culture. This course will examine the world and worldview found in Hollywood high school movies and the extent to which the stories they tell make us who we are.

318 TOPICS IN FILMMAKING Active
  Long Title: Topics in Filmmaking  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Familiarity with video editing software or consent of instructor
Description: This course allows for an in-depth examination of various aspects of filmmaking, with a dual focus on close reading of related film studies texts and practical exploration of advanced techniques, culminating in a final video project.

Topic for Spring 2015: Documentary Structure & Sequencing
An exploration of the history, theories, and practice of sequencing within the documentary form, this course places particular emphases on issues of representation and working with found, archival, and gathered footage. Students examine diverse approaches to crafting both overall film structures and shot-to-shot relationships through editing exercises, lecture/discussion, and close readings, culminating in a final documentary project.


319 PRINCIPLES OF EDITING Active
  Long Title: Principles of Editing  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: A theoretical and practical introduction to connecting images and sound in a compelling way. The goal is to promote understanding of film, video, and new media as tools for creative expression and to help students think critically and make informed choices about editing.

320 TOPICS RUSSIAN FILM (IN ENG) Active
  Long Title: Topics in Russian Film (in English)  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RUSS 320 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course explores facets of the development of Russian film in its historical and cultural context. Topics may include: “The Golden Age of Soviet Film,” “The Cinema of Tarkovsky,” and “Film as Propaganda.” Taught in English. Russian majors and minors may participate in a two-unit tutorial in which discussions and some course readings will be in Russian.

324 GENDER AND CINEMA Active
  Long Title: Gender and Cinema  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: FIST 324 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100, GEST 100, the equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description: This course examines gender and film in an international context. Topics include the construction of femininity and masculinity in film, feminist and queer film theories, analysis of film using intersectional and formal approaches, women behind the camera, and gender and genre.

325 BLACK, BROWN, & QUEER ON FILM Active
  Long Title: Black, Brown, and Queer on Film: Race, Gender, and Sexuality on Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: FIST 325 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Description: Visual culture has long defined that which is not white, not queer, and not male as deviant from the visual norm. This course will explore the way in which film culture has traditionally positioned people it defines as deviant fom the racial, ethnic, gender or sexual norm and the ways in which filmmakers have responded to that positioning.

330 INTRODUCTION TO FILM Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: SPAN 330 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: SPAN 202, its equivalent, or consent of instructor; not open to native speakers of Spanish.
Description: An introduction to the critical analysis of Latin American and Spanish film. Selected films represent various countries, genres and directors from Latin America and Spain. Readings of relevant film theory, class discussions and composition tasks prepare students for other advances courses in the Spanish program.

340 INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PROCESSES Active
  Long Title: Intermediate Digital Processes  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ART 340 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 09 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: ART 240 or ART 245
Description: A continuation of Art 240 or 245 using the digital medium within a contemporary art context. Digital photography, experimental video, social media, performance, and installation are covered while using the Internet and campus spaces as venues for projects. Contemporary art discourse is examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based.

345 SCREENWRITING Active
  Long Title: Screenwriting  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: An exploration of the plot, character, and theme in the work of short films and scripts followed by the creation of one or more short screenplays.

350 MOD CHINESE LIT & CIN IN TRANS Active
  Long Title: Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema in Translation  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: CHJA 350 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; EAST 150 recommended
Description: A survey of 20th-century Chinese fiction and cinema. Iconoclastic works of modern Chinese vernacular fiction from 1919 through the post-Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) will be juxtaposed alongside films dealing with the same period, such as Red Sorghum (1987) and Farewell, My Concubine (1992) made by the so-called Fifth Generation of film directors (born after 1949, when the People’s Republic was founded). Class conducted in English. No knowledge of Chinese required.

352 TOP:FILM SCR HLWD STUDIO SYS Active
  Long Title: The Film Music Score in the Holywood Studio System  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: MUTH 301
Description: Intermediate studies in music analysis, focusing on a particular analytic technique, critical approach, or repertory, such as text/music relations, Renaissance counterpoint, music and film, and non-western music. Topics vary from year to year. Course may be repeated with consent of instructor.

Topic for Spring 2012: The Film Music Score in the Hollywood Studio System
This course will examine the development of the dramatic film score produced by the major Hollywood film studios from 1928 to 1959. Through aural and written analysis of selected film scores, as well as engagement with primary and secondary source readings, the course will explore the changing role of musical underscore in its formative years. Films to be studied include /Anthony Adverse/ (1936), /The Maltese Falcon/ (1941), and /The Best Years of Our Lives/ (1946).


354 RUSSIAN & SOVIET FILM Active
  Long Title: History of Russian and Soviet Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: HIST 354 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: This course will introduce the student to the rich and varied tradition of Russian and Soviet cinema from the Pre-Revolutionary period to the present. Works by major filmmakers will be viewed and discussed in the context of the culture, economy, society, and politics of the time. Taught in English.

357 FILM IN GERMANY (IN ENG) Active
  Long Title: Film in Germany (In English)  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: GER 357 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course selects from 90 years of filmmaking in Germany. Films range from expressionism to Nazi propaganda and from escapist comedies to avant garde art. Learning to “read” German films critically also means finding out how to understand movies from Hollywood and beyond. Possible topics include “From Caligari to Hitler,” “German Literature as Film,” and “What Makes Lola Run.” Taught in English. German majors and minors may participate in a two-unit tutorial in which discussions and some course readings will be in German.

360 CHINESE CONTEMP FILM (IN ENG) Active
  Long Title: Chinese Contemporary Film in English  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: CHJA 360 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus:
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; EAST 150 or EAST 420 recommended
Description: Using feature films and documentaries from the so-called Fifth [1982-] and Sixth Generations [beginning in the 1990s] of film directors in China, this course provides a visual record of the immense political, economic, and social changes in China since the Reform and Opening up period at the end of the Cultural Revolution. Taught in English.

370 AVANT-DOC Active
  Long Title: Avant-Doc  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Familiarity with editing software or consent of instructor
Description: An exploration of personal, experimental, and emerging approaches to documentary filmmaking through video projects, readings, screenings, lecture, discussion, and critique. This course examines both contemporary practice and historical intersections among filmmaking traditions, with a focus on engaging with critical dialogues and diverse ways of articulating relationships between maker, subject, and audience.

390 TUTORIAL IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description:

391 DIRECTED STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

399 INDEPT STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description:

400 MASCULINITY IN AMERICAN FILM Active
  Long Title: Reel Men: Masculinity in American FIlm, 1945-2000  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: HIST 400 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 07 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Junior standing or above
Description: At the upper level, the course will serve as a history seminar in preparation for the history department's capstone course. Those taking it at that level will be required to write at least one paper addressing film or gender theory and to write a 10-15 page research prospectus. Not open to students who have previously received credit for HIST 300.

402 INTRO FILM THEORY & CRITICISM Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Film Theory and Criticism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One of FIST 100, FREN 302, FREN 411, GER 177, GER 277, GER 357, GER 411, or SPAN 330; or consent of instructor
Description: What is the language of film? What is the relationship between spectator and screen? What is the role of film as mass and global phenomena? This course explores basic issues in film theory and criticism that may include auteur theory, genre criticism, apparatus theory, stardom, feminist and queer film theories.

411 FASCISM AND FILM Active
  Long Title: Fascism and Film  
Units: 2 Cross-Listing Parent: FREN 411 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One course in French at the 300 level or consent of instructor
Description: This course in French may be taken in conjunction with GER 411, taught in English. It will expand on the films made in France by Continental under the Nazi Occupation, 1940-1944. Concurrent registration in GER 411 is required.

412 FASCISM AND FILM (IN ENG) Active
  Long Title: Fascism and Film (In English)  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: GER 411 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course lets students examine films that were ostensibly made as entertainment or explicitly crafted as propaganda in the historical context of Nazi Germany and occupied France. Aside from learning how governments and their cinematic agents used this relatively new medium to shape public opinion (in support of the war, against Jews, etc.) students will see where and how resistance was possible.

418 TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Topics in Film Studies  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites:
Description: Topics in Film Studies allows for an in depth examination of topics across time, for example, the work of women directors, or it permits a detailed analysis of special topics, for example, Turkish-German or Central European film.

Topic for Spring 2014: Film Sound / Film Silence -- Listening to the Movies
This course will cover terms and methods for analyzing and interpreting the relationship between sound and image in the cinema. We will examine the interplay between the three relatively autonomous components of the soundtrack – dialogue, music, and effects. In addition, the course will consider the role of sound in the exhibition of “silent films” as well as various ways that the cinematic image has been utilized to emulate music and the function of silence in movies. We will explore the historical development of cinema sound technology with attention to how technological advances have altered the structural relationships between film’s visual and audio elements. The overall goal is to shift the emphasis from being film “spectators” to being an “audience,” by focusing on cinema as an aural experience.


419 MODERN KOREA IN LIT AND FILM Active
  Long Title: Korean Modern History through Literature and Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: EAST 418 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: EAST 150 or consent of instructor
Description: Using fiction, feature films, and historical texts, this course provides an in-depth introduction to modern Korean history, from the end of the Chŏsun dynasty in 1910 to contemporary North and South Korea. Students will gain an understanding of Korea’s colonial experience, civil war, dictatorships, development, democratization, and gender politics.

420 TOPICS IN FILM GENRE Active
  Long Title: Topics in Film Genre  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: This topics course allows for an in-depth examination of film genre in various historical, national, theoretical, and aesthetic contexts. Course under this heading may focus on a single genre (for example, the musical) or be comparative. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Winter 2015: Film Rules--The Powers and Perils of Genres
Each genre—sci-fi adventure, documentary, noir, romantic comedy, the western—takes its shape and creates its pleasure by observing a unique set of rules, assumptions, and values. But following those rules can be as dangerous as breaking them. When does a formula flop? When does it become art? This course examines how genres pose not just economic but also cultural, artistic, and ethical challenges for producers, consumers, and scholars of film.


422 BORROWED MUSIC IN THE MOVIES Active
  Long Title: Borrowed Music in the Movies  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: MUHI 422 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: MUHI 201 and MUHI 202
Description: When a film uses a pre-existing piece of music (popular or classical), meanings multiply, both within and outside the film itself. This course will explore these meanings, focusing on the fluid and reciprocal relationship between film and the music it borrows.

447 MIGRANTS & GERMAN CULTURE Active
  Long Title: Migrants and German Culture  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: GER 447 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: GER 312 or consent of the instructor
Description: Despite a long-term refusal to open itself to immigration, Germany has become a nation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. The course focuses on how both literature and films, including works by and about minorities in Germany, have dealt with key cultural phenomena: multiculturalism, diversity, acculturation, assimilation, “majority culture,” and parallel societies.

460 TOPCS COM-ENGAGED FILM PRODCTN Active
  Long Title: Topics in Community-Engaged Film Production  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus:
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: FIST 100 or consent of instructor
Description: This course will explore the role of documentary video in public life, the way in which new digital media are reshaping communities and civic engagement, and the potential of video as a creative medium of participatory democracy.

Topic for Winter 2015: The Civic Life Project
Civic Life Project at Lawrence will explore the role of documentary video in public life, the way in which new digital media are reshaping communities and civic life, and the potential of video as a medium of democratic engagement. Prerequisite: None


464 FRANCOPHONE LIT & SCREEN ADAPT Active
  Long Title: Francophone Literature and Screen Adaptations  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: FREN 464 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: 300-level French course or consent of instructor
Description: Focusing on the works of writers and filmmakers such as Sembene Ousmane, Joseph Zobel, Aimé Césaire, D.T. Niane, Dani Kouyate, Euzhan Palcy and Raoul Peck the course examines the interface between the literary and filmic media in raising consciousness about societal challenges, nationhood, power and identity. It also analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each medium in accomplishing these objectives.

470 AMERICAN INDIANS ON FILM Active
  Long Title: American Indians on Film  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ANTH 470 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: ANTH 350 or consent of instructor
Description: The course examines the ways in which American Indians have been depicted on film. Ethnographic, documentary, and feature films are examined and compared to understand how film has shaped our image of American Indians.

540 ADVANCED DIGITAL PROCESSES Active
  Long Title: Advanced Digital Processes  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: ART 540 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 05 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 05 - Lab/Studio Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: ART 340 and consent of instructor
Description: A continuation of Art 340 using the digital medium at an advanced level. Digital photography, experimental video, social media, performance, and installation are covered while using the Internet and campus spaces as venues for projects. Contemporary art discourse is examined through projects, readings, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, and visiting artist presentations. Mac-based.

580 CONTEMPORARY FILM & FICTION Active
  Long Title: Dis(re)membering the Nation: Contemporary Film & Fiction of Spain and Latin America  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: SPAN 580 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A002 - Foreign Language Instruction
A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
G046 - Foreign Language GER (01cr)
N011 - BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr)
S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: One 400-level course in Spanish or consent of instructor
Description: A thematic analysis of film and fiction produced in the late and post-dictatorial context of Spain and several Latin American countries. The course studies the cultural processes of historical memory, collective trauma, oblivion, and questioning of national narratives in selected works from the past four decades. Readings include Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden, and Carmen Martin Gaite's The Back Room, as well as films by Lucrecia Martel, Victor Erice, Pablo Larrain, and Guillermo del Toro, among others.

590 TUTORIAL IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description:

591 DIRECTED STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

599 INDEP STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description:

690 TUTORIAL IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description:

691 DIRECTED STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

699 INDEP STUDY IN FILM STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Film Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: S048 - Film Studies Course
UD05 - Non-Divisional
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: