Cinema Studies

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CINE 201 The Language of Film 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Development of visual terminology analogous to literary terminology in order to understand better the intentions of the author of the film. The qualities of picture, movement, and editing are discussed in an effort to develop critical interpretation and judgment. Outside film screenings required. Fall. Study Area I

CINE 220 Introduction to History of Film 3
Survey of 100 years of movies from all over the world. Emphasizes the development of film as a narrative art, using films that are breakthroughs in creative expression and audience involvement. Cross-listed with COMM 220. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 220. Fall.

CINE 270 Studies of World Culture Through Cinema 3
Introduction to the cultures of other lands through the medium of film. Emphasis on the history and the structures of contemporary society of other lands, and on the cultural meaning of film. Use of basic tools of film analysis and analysis of the specific aesthetic qualities of a film.  Offered in English. Area or topic may vary from semester to semester. May be taken for up to 6 credits with a different topic. Cross-listed with HUM 270. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for HUM 270. Irregular. Study Area I. [I].

300s

CINE 319 Filmic Narrative 3
Explores the most relevant elements used in filmic narrative to create meaning. The course further helps students identify ideological contents behind and beyond the audiovisual discourse. Cross-listed with COMM 319. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 319.

CINE 350 Laughter, Blood, and Tears: Studies in Film Genre 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Considers the primary genres of narrative film, and asks how they reflect and comment on the history and culture of which they are a part. The emphasis of the course may change from semester to semester and may include: the western, melodrama, horror, comedy, science fiction, and film noir. Outside screenings required. Spring. (O)

CINE 365 Nonfiction and Documentary Film 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Investigates the history and theory of nonfiction and documentary film. Outside screenings required. Spring. (E)

CINE 380 Women and Film 3
Examines selected films with regard to the representation of women on screen, women's filmmaking as a critical practice, and issues in feminist film theory and criticism. Includes perspectives on Hollywood and independent American and international cinema. Cross-listed with COMM 380. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 380. Fall. (E)

CINE 382 American Cinema 3
Examines the film industry in the United States. The genres of Hollywood cinema and independent films will be studied as unique economic, industrial, aesthetic, and cultural institutions. Cross-listed with COMM 382. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for COMM 382. Spring.

400s

400-LEVEL CLASSES ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT ONLY, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED WITH "[GR]"

CINE 460 Shakespeare and Film 3
Explores what film can teach us about Shakespeare and his role in our culture; what Shakespeare can teach us about the nature and history of film; and what the intersection of the two can teach us about the politics of literary forms and entertainment media and about the many forms and media of politics in contemporary society. We will read 3-4 plays and view 2-3 films based on each play. May require outside screenings. Cross-listed with ENG 460. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for ENG 460. Spring. (O)

CINE 465 Global Cinema 3
Prereq.: ENG 110 or equivalent and junior or senior standing required; for non-English majors, permission of instructor recommended. Surveys international cinema after World War II with an emphasis on the fiction feature films of Africa, Asia, and Latin America; also considers major film movements such as the European New Wave and Italian Neo-realism. Cross-listed with ENG 465. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for ENG 465. Irregular. [I]

CINE 466 American Cinema in the 60s and 70s 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Examines the extraordinary changes in film culture in the United States during the time of the civil right movement, the countercultures of the 60s, and the war in Vietnam. Students are required to attend a weekly screening in addition to regular class meetings. Cross-listed with ENG 466. No credit may be received by students who have received credit for ENG 466. Spring. (O)

CINE 467 Hitchcock 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Chronological survey of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Analysis of secondary literature in conjunction with each film. Emphasis on both critical and cultural theory, including the work of Freud, Lacan and Žižek. Cross-listed with ENG 467. No credit given to students with credit for ENG 467. Irregular.

CINE 480 Topics in Cinema Studies 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Selected topics. Students may take this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

CINE 489 Studies in Film Adaptation 3
Prereq.: ENG 110. Examines how literary works such as novels, short stories, plays, and poems have been adapted to the screen. What can literary works do that films cannot, and conversely, what can films do that literature cannot? Includes regular film screenings, literary readings, and critical and theoretical readings on the topic of adaptation. May be taken under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Cross listed with ENG 489. Irregular.

CINE 490 Cinema Studies: Independent Study 3
Prereq: Permission of program coordinator. Senior conference course for a student wishing to pursue a planned program of writing and study. On demand.

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