Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FLST 101-01 Introduction to Film Studies
Instructor: Giacomo Tagliani
Course Description:
An introductory study of the preeminent art form of the 20th Century. The course will focus upon the fundamentals of film study as an academic discipline, including formal analysis of film narrative and cinematic technique (the art of film), contextual approaches to film, study of various film genres, and rudimentary experience with film production. Students will be exposed to aesthetically and historically important films from a number of cultural traditions.
1330:TR   ALTHSE 106
1900:U   ALTHSE 106
FLST 210-01 The Cold War and Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 211-01. The Cold War, which dominated much of the second half of the twentieth century, was a struggle to determine which political and economic system would prevail throughout the world - that of Communist Russia or Capitalist America. These conditions also gave rise to a remarkable period of filmmaking (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Doctor Strangelove, On the Waterfront, and The Lives of Others.) This course will focus on the major events of the Cold War and the important films it inspired.
1500:MR   DENNY 211
FLST 210-02 Sex, Screen, and Sports: Contemporary Korean Film and Society
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 204-01. Taking the "Three S" cultural policy of 1980s South Korea as a springboard, this course surveys important contemporary social developments of South Korea through its film and literature. We will focus on films from the 1980s to the present.
1330:TF   STERN 103
FLST 210-03 War and Peace in Russian Literature and Film
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RUSS 260-01.In this course, students will examine the Russian experience of war through film, short stories, diaries, and poetry. The range of wars and conflicts considered in this course include Russia's 19th century conquest in the Muslim Caucasus, the brutal Civil War immediately after the 1917 Revolution, Russia's war with Finland, the Soviet-Afghan War and the two fairly recent Chechen wars. There will be a special focus on the representations of WWII, in which the Soviet Union triumphed at the cost of 26 million deaths, and which continues to occupy the public consciousness today, through commemoration in personal and state rituals. Based on their analysis of these works, students will discuss and write on issues of heroism and glory, national identity and concepts of the other, conflict and harmony, war and peace. The topic of war will serve as a window onto Russian and Soviet culture. Films and literary works for the course include "Trial on the Road" (German'), "The Cuckoo" (Rogozhkin), "Prisoner of the Mountains" (Bodrov), "The Ninth Company" (Bondarchuk), as well Tolstoy's "Hadji Murat," Babel's "Red Cavalry," Platonov's "The Return," Alexievich's "War's Unwomanly Face" and a selection of poems.
1500:MR   BOSLER 222
FLST 210-04 Television's Golden Ages
Instructor: Steven Malcic
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-02.Since the early 2000s, television has seemed to eclipse cinema as the dominant cultural forum through which popular audiences negotiate the challenges of social representation and aesthetic form. Even though many describe our current moment as televisions golden age, this term has been used to describe TV at least two other times in its history. This course introduces students to quality television from the 1950s to the present, juxtaposing recent texts with their predecessors from television history. The course gives special attention to how television functions as a cultural forum and how certain texts garner cultural capital. Selected texts may include: Marty, Patterns, Twelve Angry Men, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Duel, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Chapelles Show, Girls, True Detective, Inside Amy Schumer, The Get Down, and Atlanta.
1230:MWF   EASTC 405
FLST 310-01 Screenwriting
Instructor: Khris Baxter
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 219-02. This course will familiarize students with the fundamentals of good screenwriting: structure, theme, conflict, character, and dialogue. Students take part in weekly writing exercises as preparation for their final class project--creating a detailing outline of an original screenplay, and completing the first act. Topics include plot and subplot, character development, and commercial considerations such as format and genre. Students are required to read essential books on scriptwriting and to analyze several films and the screenplays on which they are based.
1330:M   BOSLER 208
FLST 310-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed ARTH 221-01. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
0930:TR   GDYRST 101
FLST 310-03 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 221-02.
1330:TR   GDYRST 101
FLST 310-04 Music, Film and Culture in the Caribbean
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 310-01, ANTH 345-01 and LALC 300-01. This course explores the contours of Caribbean society, thought, and culture through attention to artistic expression, in general, and music, in particular. Using films, music videos, ethnographies and other critical readings, we analyze how musical production and music events help us to define the Caribbean region and to understand the lives of the people who call it home. Employing case studies drawn from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we look at how individuals and groups have used music to write their own histories, preserve their spirituality, assert their unique identities, form alliances across groups, resist oppressive regimes, build nations, and celebrate life.
1330:M   DENNY 212
FLST 310-05 Contemporary American Auteurs
Instructor: Steven Malcic
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 311-01. In this course, students will learn to analyze contemporary American cinema with the conceptual techniques of auteur theory. Auteur theorists understand film as expressing the personal vision of a unique author, usually the director. After establishing a conceptual foundation for auteur theory and authorship, students will engage an array of contemporary American auteurs, analyzing their films in depth, as well as reading an auteur memoir, auteur interviews, classic film criticism, film theory, and a recent novel. Students will also submit a weekly response to films and readings, conduct a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene, and write a major research essay. This course presents each auteur as representing a unique style of film, and so exposes students to the diverse expressions of contemporary American cinema. Selected auteurs may include: Brian DePalma, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, John Waters, David Lynch, Kelly Reichardt, and Barry Jenkins.
1030:MWF   EASTC 300
Courses Offered in AFST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 310-01 Music, Film and Culture in the Caribbean
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 345-01, FLST 310-04 and LALC 300-01. This course explores the contours of Caribbean society, thought, and culture through attention to artistic expression, in general, and music, in particular. Using films, music videos, ethnographies and other critical readings, we analyze how musical production and music events help us to define the Caribbean region and to understand the lives of the people who call it home. Employing case studies drawn from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we look at how individuals and groups have used music to write their own histories, preserve their spirituality, assert their unique identities, form alliances across groups, resist oppressive regimes, build nations, and celebrate life.
1330:M   DENNY 212
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 345-01 Music, Film and Culture in the Caribbean
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 310-01, FLST 310-04 and LALC 300-01. This course explores the contours of Caribbean society, thought, and culture through attention to artistic expression, in general, and music, in particular. Using films, music videos, ethnographies and other critical readings, we analyze how musical production and music events help us to define the Caribbean region and to understand the lives of the people who call it home. Employing case studies drawn from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we look at how individuals and groups have used music to write their own histories, preserve their spirituality, assert their unique identities, form alliances across groups, resist oppressive regimes, build nations, and celebrate life.
1330:M   DENNY 212
Courses Offered in ARTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-02. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
0930:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andrew Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-03. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
1330:TR   GDYRST 101
Courses Offered in CRWR
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CRWR 219-02 Screenwriting
Instructor: Khris Baxter
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-01. This course will familiarize students with the fundamentals of good screenwriting: structure, theme, conflict, character, and dialogue. Students take part in weekly writing exercises as preparation for their final class project--creating a detailing outline of an original screenplay, and completing the first act. Topics include plot and subplot, character development, and commercial considerations such as format and genre. Students are required to read essential books on scriptwriting and to analyze several films and the screenplays on which they are based.
1330:M   BOSLER 208
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 204-01 Sex, Screen, and Sports: Contemporary Korean Film and Society
Instructor: Jina Kim
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02. Taking the "Three S" cultural policy of 1980s South Korea as a springboard, this course surveys important contemporary social developments of South Korea through its film and literature. We will focus on films from the 1980s to the present.
1330:TF   STERN 103
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-02 Television's Golden Ages
Instructor: Steven Malcic
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04.Since the early 2000s, television has seemed to eclipse cinema as the dominant cultural forum through which popular audiences negotiate the challenges of social representation and aesthetic form. Even though many describe our current moment as televisions golden age, this term has been used to describe TV at least two other times in its history. This course introduces students to quality television from the 1950s to the present, juxtaposing recent texts with their predecessors from television history. The course gives special attention to how television functions as a cultural forum and how certain texts garner cultural capital. Selected texts may include: Marty, Patterns, Twelve Angry Men, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Duel, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Chapelles Show, Girls, True Detective, Inside Amy Schumer, The Get Down, and Atlanta.
1230:MWF   EASTC 405
ENGL 311-01 Contemporary American Auteurs
Instructor: Steven Malcic
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-05. In this course, students will learn to analyze contemporary American cinema with the conceptual techniques of auteur theory. Auteur theorists understand film as expressing the personal vision of a unique author, usually the director. After establishing a conceptual foundation for auteur theory and authorship, students will engage an array of contemporary American auteurs, analyzing their films in depth, as well as reading an auteur memoir, auteur interviews, classic film criticism, film theory, and a recent novel. Students will also submit a weekly response to films and readings, conduct a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene, and write a major research essay. This course presents each auteur as representing a unique style of film, and so exposes students to the diverse expressions of contemporary American cinema. Selected auteurs may include: Brian DePalma, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, John Waters, David Lynch, Kelly Reichardt, and Barry Jenkins.
1030:MWF   EASTC 300
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 211-01 The Cold War and Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01. The Cold War, which dominated much of the second half of the twentieth century, was a struggle to determine which political and economic system would prevail throughout the world - that of Communist Russia or Capitalist America. These conditions also gave rise to a remarkable period of filmmaking (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Doctor Strangelove, On the Waterfront, and The Lives of Others.) This course will focus on the major events of the Cold War and the important films it inspired.
1500:MR   DENNY 211
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 300-01 Music, Film and Culture in the Caribbean
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 310-01, FLST 310-04 and ANTH 345-01. This course explores the contours of Caribbean society, thought, and culture through attention to artistic expression, in general, and music, in particular. Using films, music videos, ethnographies and other critical readings, we analyze how musical production and music events help us to define the Caribbean region and to understand the lives of the people who call it home. Employing case studies drawn from the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we look at how individuals and groups have used music to write their own histories, preserve their spirituality, assert their unique identities, form alliances across groups, resist oppressive regimes, build nations, and celebrate life.
1330:M   DENNY 212
Courses Offered in RUSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 260-01 War and Peace in Russian Literature and Film
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-03.In this course, students will examine the Russian experience of war through film, short stories, diaries, and poetry. The range of wars and conflicts considered in this course include Russia's 19th century conquest in the Muslim Caucasus, the brutal Civil War immediately after the 1917 Revolution, Russia's war with Finland, the Soviet-Afghan War and the two fairly recent Chechen wars. There will be a special focus on the representations of WWII, in which the Soviet Union triumphed at the cost of 26 million deaths, and which continues to occupy the public consciousness today, through commemoration in personal and state rituals. Based on their analysis of these works, students will discuss and write on issues of heroism and glory, national identity and concepts of the other, conflict and harmony, war and peace. The topic of war will serve as a window onto Russian and Soviet culture. Films and literary works for the course include "Trial on the Road" (German'), "The Cuckoo" (Rogozhkin), "Prisoner of the Mountains" (Bodrov), "The Ninth Company" (Bondarchuk), as well Tolstoy's "Hadji Murat," Babel's "Red Cavalry," Platonov's "The Return," Alexievich's "War's Unwomanly Face" and a selection of poems.
1500:MR   BOSLER 222