Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FLST 102-01 Fundamentals of Digital Film Production
Instructor: Jeffrey Cooper
Course Description:
This course provides instruction in the basic aesthetic and technical aspects of digital film production, including writing, producing, directing, shooting, lighting, recording and mixing sound, and editing. Students will learn to harness digital tools while focusing on their roles as storytellers. Each participant will write and direct a video, rotating through various crew positions as they carry out exercises designed to deepen their knowledge of the different elements of moviemaking. Ultimately, students will collaborate in teams on short movies, which will be screened at the final class. Prerequisite: FLST 101 OR FLST 310/ENGL 218. Offered every two years.
1330:M   BOSLER 307
FLST 201-01 The History of Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 279-01.Additional Time Slot: Optional Film Viewing Tuesday 3:00-6:00 pm in Denny 317.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
FLST 210-01 Ancient Worlds on Film
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CLST 140-01.An introduction to ancient Greek and Roman history and civilization (excluding mythology) through viewing popular films about this period and reading the historical and literary sources on which those films are based. Wherever possible we will read original primary documents.
1230:MWF   TOME 115
FLST 210-02 Music in Film
Instructor: Blake Wilson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MUAC 221-01.An introduction to the role and subject of music in film. This course will focus upon films made between ca. 1933 and the present, chosen for the variety and significance of their musical scores. Through critical reading, listening, and viewing, students will be taught to analyze the various functions of music in film, and to appreciate music as an essential and distinctive component of film narrative. No prior background in music is required for this course.
1330:MR   WEISS 235
FLST 210-03 The American Sitcom
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 200-07 and ENGL 101-01. From the 1950s until very recently, the sitcom or situation comedy has been one of American televisions most popular and emblematic genres. Network lineups have been determined by it, household rhythms organized around it, and legal and financial battles fought over its content. In large part, the sitcoms popular significance and financial success have stemmed from its unique approach to the representation of social, economic, and political change. Both the genres strict stylistic conventions and its comedic approach to storytelling have allowed it to function as an unusual kind of public sphere in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality are represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine the sitcom from institutional, aesthetic, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change.
1500:MR   EASTC 405
FLST 210-04 From Book to eBook: Writing About Media Change
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 212-01 and WRPG 211-01. Over the last two decades, traditional media forms, such as the book, the newspaper, and the film, have undergone significant change as new technologies altered both the business and the cultural spheres in which they are produced and consumed. At the same time, newer media forms, such as the video game, the search engine, and the social media site, have become prominent aspects of our media landscape. In this class we will examine the process of media change: Where do new media come from? How do old media change? And is there ever really a time when media arent changing?
1030:TR   EASTC 312
FLST 210-05 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 215-01 and LALC 200-01.Additional Time Slot: Optional Film Viewing Wednesday 4:30-7:00 pm in Bosler 208.This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
1500:TR   DENNY 112
FLST 310-02 Digital Studio 2: Time-Based Process
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 322-01. This course will allow students to explore time-based approaches to making art with a focus on the moving image and sound. Topics will include short film, animation, experimental film, and installation art. This course will be beneficial to students working at an advanced level and are interested in the possibilities time-based mediums can bring to their process. The work of artists and media specific art trends, from the 20th century to the present, will provide a working model for the course. Process and making will be the main focus, and students will be encouraged to consider the relationship between digital processes and traditional mediums such as drawing and sculpture. Students will gain a thorough understanding of editing in Apples Final Cut Pro.
1530:TR   GDYRST 101
FLST 500-01 Video Game Industry
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
 
FLST 500-02 World War 2 on Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in AMST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AMST 200-07 The American Sitcom
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-01 and FLST 210-03. From the 1950s until very recently, the sitcom or situation comedy has been one of American televisions most popular and emblematic genres. Network lineups have been determined by it, household rhythms organized around it, and legal and financial battles fought over its content. In large part, the sitcoms popular significance and financial success have stemmed from its unique approach to the representation of social, economic, and political change. Both the genres strict stylistic conventions and its comedic approach to storytelling have allowed it to function as an unusual kind of public sphere in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality are represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine the sitcom from institutional, aesthetic, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change.
1500:MR   EASTC 405
Courses Offered in CLST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 140-01 Ancient Worlds on Film
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-01.
1230:MWF   TOME 115
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-01 The American Sitcom
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 200-07 and FLST 210-03. From the 1950s until very recently, the sitcom or situation comedy has been one of American televisions most popular and emblematic genres. Network lineups have been determined by it, household rhythms organized around it, and legal and financial battles fought over its content. In large part, the sitcoms popular significance and financial success have stemmed from its unique approach to the representation of social, economic, and political change. Both the genres strict stylistic conventions and its comedic approach to storytelling have allowed it to function as an unusual kind of public sphere in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality are represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine the sitcom from institutional, aesthetic, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change.
1500:MR   EASTC 405
ENGL 212-01 From Book to eBook: Writing About Media Change
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04 and WRPG 211-01. Over the last two decades, traditional media forms, such as the book, the newspaper, and the film, have undergone significant change as new technologies altered both the business and the cultural spheres in which they are produced and consumed. At the same time, newer media forms, such as the video game, the search engine, and the social media site, have become prominent aspects of our media landscape. In this class we will examine the process of media change: Where do new media come from? How do old media change? And is there ever really a time when media arent changing?
1030:TR   EASTC 312
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 215-01 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-05 and LALC 200-01.Additional Time Slot: Optional Film Viewing Wednesday 4:30-7:00 pm in Bosler 208.This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
1500:TR   DENNY 112
HIST 279-01 The History of Film
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 201-01.Additional Time Slot: Optional Film Viewing Tuesday 3:00-6:00 pm in Denny 317.
1330:TR   DENNY 21
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 200-01 Latin American History in Film
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-05 and HIST 215-01.Additional Time Slot: Optional Film Viewing Wednesday 4:30-7:00 pm in Bosler 208.This course explores the ways in which the Latin American past has been rendered on film by focusing on selected periods, events, and historical figures. Its two main objectives are to achieve a great understanding of the history of Latin America, and to analyze the relationship between history and historical representation. We will focus on topics such as colonization, slavery revolutions, race, gender, U.S. influence, etc. We will analyze mostly feature films along with some documentary work.
1500:TR   DENNY 112
Courses Offered in MUAC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUAC 221-01 Music in Film
Instructor: Blake Wilson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02.
1330:MR   WEISS 235
Courses Offered in WRPG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WRPG 211-01 From Book to eBook: Writing About Media Change
Instructor: Gregory Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 212-01 and FLST 210-04. Over the last two decades, traditional media forms, such as the book, the newspaper, and the film, have undergone significant change as new technologies altered both the business and the cultural spheres in which they are produced and consumed. At the same time, newer media forms, such as the video game, the search engine, and the social media site, have become prominent aspects of our media landscape. In this class we will examine the process of media change: Where do new media come from? How do old media change? And is there ever really a time when media arent changing?
1030:TR   EASTC 312