Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FMST 101-01 Introduction to Film Studies
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TR
ALTHSE 106
07:00 PM-10:00 PM, W
ALTHSE 106
FMST 210-01 Japanese Literature Into Film
Instructor: Alex Bates
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 205-01.This course introduces students to major figures in the cinematic and literary history of Japan, along with some more recent additions, while exploring the issue of film adaptation. Each week we will read a book or short story and watch a film made from that source. At the same time, we will be reading key theorists in adaptation theory and participate in their scholarly conversation. Rather than discuss questions of a films fidelity, we will examine how different techniques are used in the source and the adaptation to explore similar or even diverging themes.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 109
FMST 210-02 Music, Film, and Video Games
Instructor: Lena Leson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MUAC 221-01. Music has been a central participant in western digital storytelling, whether movies, music videos, or video games, since the technological advances of nineteenth-century opera. Through critical reading, listening, and viewing, students will become familiar with influential theories of musical representation, common compositional strategies for scene-building, and analytical modes of criticism and interpretation. As a final project, students will present a historicized reading of one key film scene in the form of a videocast. The ability to read music is not required for this course and non-musicians are welcome and encouraged. Cross-listed with MUAC 221-01.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 106
FMST 211-01 Screenwriting
Instructor: Khris Baxter
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 219-01. 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 detailed 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. Prerequisite: CRWR 218 or any film course. This course is cross-listed as CRWR 219. 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 detailed 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. Prerequisite: CRWR 218 or any film course. This course is cross-listed as CRWR 219.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
BOSLER 213
FMST 220-01 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-05 and AMST 101-03.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
EASTC 411
FMST 220-02 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-06 and AMST 101-04.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
EASTC 411
FMST 220-04 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with 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.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, TR
GDYRST 101
FMST 220-05 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 221-02.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.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST 101
FMST 220-07 Religion and Popular Culture
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 218-01. Topics may include new media, theories of media, audio, visual, and digital media studies and production, mass communication, journalism, and media and popular culture.Prerequisite: dependent upon topic.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 106
FMST 220-08 Media & Politics in the Middle East & North Africa
Instructor: Ed Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 260-01 and POSC 260-01. Topics may include new media, theories of media, audio, visual, and digital media studies and production, mass communication, journalism, and media and popular culture.Prerequisite: dependent upon topic.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 103
Courses Offered in AMST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AMST 101-03 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-01 and ENGL 101-05.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
EASTC 411
AMST 101-04 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-02 and ENGL 101-06.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
EASTC 411
Courses Offered in ARTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-04. 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. 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.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, TR
GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-05. 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. 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.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST 101
Courses Offered in CRWR
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CRWR 219-01 Screenwriting
Instructor: Khris Baxter
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 211-01.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 detailed 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.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
BOSLER 213
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 205-01 Japanese Literature Into Film
Instructor: Alex Bates
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-01.This course introduces students to major figures in the cinematic and literary history of Japan, along with some more recent additions, while exploring the issue of film adaptation. Each week we will read a book or short story and watch a film made from that source. At the same time, we will be reading key theorists in adaptation theory and participate in their scholarly conversation. Rather than discuss questions of a films fidelity, we will examine how different techniques are used in the source and the adaptation to explore similar or even diverging themes.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 109
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-05 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-01 and AMST 101-03.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
EASTC 411
ENGL 101-06 American Television
Instructor: Greg Steirer
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-02 and AMST 101-04.Permission of Instructor required.For most of the twentieth centuryand arguably still todayAmerican television has functioned as a form of public sphere, in which contemporary debates about race, class, gender, and sexuality were represented through visual and narrative forms. In this course we will examine television from institutional, aesthetic, social, and historical perspectives so as to understand its role in the negotiation of cultural change and identity. Attention will be given to traditional broadcast television and cable as well as more recent streaming television platforms, such as Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
EASTC 411
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 260-01 Media & Politics in the Middle East & North Africa
Instructor: Ed Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 260-01 and FMST 220-08. Together we will try to answer the questions: What roles do media technologies and practices (particularly new digital technologies) play in the politics of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries? How do states respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in the communication ecosphere? We will study the development of mass media and its regulation in the MENA region. Students will collaborate to produce presentations for the class on particular problems in the role of media in politics and society, and will also complete individual critical and reflective works. The class will make extensive use of digital and social media, seeking to understand their political and social impact partly through first-hand experience.This course is cross-listed as POSC 260. Offered every two years. Together we will try to answer the questions: What roles do media technologies and practices (particularly new digital technologies) play in the politics of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries? How do states respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in the communication ecosphere? We will study the development of mass media and its regulation in the MENA region. Students will collaborate to produce presentations for the class on particular problems in the role of media in politics and society, and will also complete individual critical and reflective works. The class will make extensive use of digital and social media, seeking to understand their political and social impact partly through first-hand experience.This course is cross-listed as POSC 260. Offered every two years.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 103
Courses Offered in MUAC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUAC 221-01 Music, Film, and Video Games
Instructor: Lena Leson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-02. Music has been a central participant in western digital storytelling, whether movies, music videos, or video games, since the technological advances of nineteenth-century opera. Through critical reading, listening, and viewing, students will become familiar with influential theories of musical representation, common compositional strategies for scene-building, and analytical modes of criticism and interpretation. As a final project, students will present a historicized reading of one key film scene in the form of a videocast. The ability to read music is not required for this course and non-musicians are welcome and encouraged. This course is cross-listed as FMST 210. Music has been a central participant in western digital storytelling, whether movies, music videos, or video games, since the technological advances of nineteenth-century opera. Through critical reading, listening, and viewing, students will become familiar with influential theories of musical representation, common compositional strategies for scene-building, and analytical modes of criticism and interpretation. As a final project, students will present a historicized reading of one key film scene in the form of a videocast. The ability to read music is not required for this course and non-musicians are welcome and encouraged. This course is cross-listed as FMST 210.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 106
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 260-01 Media & Politics in the Middle East & North Africa
Instructor: Ed Webb
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 260-01 and FMST 220-08. Together we will try to answer the questions: What roles do media technologies and practices (particularly new digital technologies) play in the politics of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries? How do states respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in the communication ecosphere? We will study the development of mass media and its regulation in the MENA region. Students will collaborate to produce presentations for the class on particular problems in the role of media in politics and society, and will also complete individual critical and reflective works. The class will make extensive use of digital and social media, seeking to understand their political and social impact partly through first-hand experience. This course is cross-listed as MEST 260. Offered every two years. Together we will try to answer the questions: What roles do media technologies and practices (particularly new digital technologies) play in the politics of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries? How do states respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in the communication ecosphere? We will study the development of mass media and its regulation in the MENA region. Students will collaborate to produce presentations for the class on particular problems in the role of media in politics and society, and will also complete individual critical and reflective works. The class will make extensive use of digital and social media, seeking to understand their political and social impact partly through first-hand experience. This course is cross-listed as MEST 260. Offered every two years.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
DENNY 103
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 218-01 Religion and Popular Culture
Instructor: Andrea Lieber
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-07. This course examines various dimensions of the relationship between religion and popular culture in the U.S. Increasingly, peoples ideas about reality, moral systems, and identity are as impacted by pop culture as they are by traditional modes of religious meaning-making. Using film, television, theater, music, the internet, and more as primary sources, students will develop critical skills for thoughtful engagement of contemporary cultural landscapes. They will do so by applying cultural studies approaches including feminist theory, critical race theory, performance theory, and more to these familiar sources. This course examines various dimensions of the relationship between religion and popular culture in the U.S. Increasingly, peoples ideas about reality, moral systems, and identity are as impacted by pop culture as they are by traditional modes of religious meaning-making. Using film, television, theater, music, the internet, and more as primary sources, students will develop critical skills for thoughtful engagement of contemporary cultural landscapes. They will do so by applying cultural studies approaches including feminist theory, critical race theory, performance theory, and more to these familiar sources.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 106
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 231-01 Lessons Learned: Thinking and Writing about Contemporary Film in Spanish America
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. Course topics will consist of a focused cultural theme chosen by the professor. Examples of possible topics include: Hispanic Cultures through Film: Students will learn about the current culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries through discussion of films. This course will emphasize acquisition of the critical skills necessary to analyze Spanish-language cinema within the context of its country of origin. Hispanic Cultures through Painting: This course will analyze major themes in Hispanic cultures through the lens of painting. Readings that illuminate social, political, and cultural contexts will prepare students to better appreciate the historical significance of a wide variety of well-known painters. Hispanic Cultures through Literature: Students will learn the literary tradition of selected countries through novels, poems, and short plays by representative writers. Emphasis will be on tracing the development of the culture of the country studied. Hispanic Cultures through Media: Students will learn the values, mores and traditions of selected Spanish-speaking countries through popular media and its portrayal of current events. Emphasis will be on analyzing Spanish-language newspapers, magazines and television in order to understand their imagined audience. Prerequisite: 202 or 205.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
LIBRY E. ASIAN