Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-01. 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.
1330:TR   GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-02. 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.
1530: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.
1330:W   BOSLER 213
Courses Offered in FMST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FMST 220-02 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.
1530:TR   GDYRST 101
Courses Offered in GRMN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 370-01 German Film and Social Activism
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-02.Taught in German. This course focuses on films that reflect on and engage in social and political activism in Germany during the 1960s to 1980s. The "New German Cinema" included film makers such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Volker Schlndorff etc. who were determined to make new kinds of films for which social and artistic engagement was more important than commercial success. This course is taught in German.
1330:MR   KADE SEM
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 200-03 Framing the Marginal I/Eye
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-02 and SPAN 231-01. How is the marginal I/Eye fashioned and embodied in its encounter with power and other individuals? In what ways does the I/Eye serve as an organizing principle around which tactics and strategies of resistance, revolt, and social justice are mobilized? In this course, we will explore the different ways individuals go about occupying that I/Eye, how they maintain and/or challenge it, and how they are compelled and/or inspired to present it to themselves and those around them. Our primary objects of study will be texts produced in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and the visual reproductions carried out by film directors from these regions as well as from the United States. On one hand, our conversations will center on the historical, cultural, political space marginal writers, artists, activists occupied and the I-texts they composed. On the other, our discussions will assess the cinematic eye each director crafted in their adaptation and appropriation of the marginal I.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
LALC 385-01 Home, the Streets, Borders: Examining Tropes of Latino/a Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01 and SPAN 385-01. This course examines the production and cultural meaning of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on how film represents space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study the reinforcement and subversion of stereotyping in cinema, we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will further develop research skills; develop advanced awareness of how film may be used to represent, interpret, and influence experience; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to reading critical and literary texts, students will be asked to view films outside of class. The course will be taught in English with a Spanish FLIC option.
1500:MR   BOSLER 314
Courses Offered in RUSS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 260-01 Russian Film of the Putin Era: 2000-2019
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-01.Taught in English. For Lenin, cinema was "the most important art"; for Stalin, it was "the greatest medium of mass motivation." In the fifteen years since Vladimir Putins inauguration as leader of the Russian Federation, film has held an equally ideological, as well as contentious, role. We will track and analyze major themes in recent Russian cinema, including the rise of the Russian blockbuster, banned films, popular culture under Putin, developments in art house cinema, and the intersections of politics and film art. Course taught in English. No prior knowledge of Russian culture required.
1330:TF   BOSLER 208
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 231-01 Framing the Marginal I/Eye
Instructor: Amaury Leopoldo Sosa
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 220-03 and FMST 210-02. How is the marginal I/Eye fashioned and embodied in its encounter with power and other individuals? In what ways does the I/Eye serve as an organizing principle around which tactics and strategies of resistance, revolt, and social justice are mobilized? In this course, we will explore the different ways individuals go about occupying that I/Eye, how they maintain and/or challenge it, and how they are compelled and/or inspired to present it to themselves and those around them. Our primary objects of study will be texts produced in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and the visual reproductions carried out by film directors from these regions as well as from the United States. On one hand, our conversations will center on the historical, cultural, political space marginal writers, artists, activists occupied and the I-texts they composed. On the other, our discussions will assess the cinematic eye each director crafted in their adaptation and appropriation of the marginal I.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
SPAN 385-01 Home, the Streets, Borders: Examining Tropes of Latino/a Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01 and LALC 385-01. This course examines the production and cultural meaning of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on how film represents space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study the reinforcement and subversion of stereotyping in cinema, we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will further develop research skills; develop advanced awareness of how film may be used to represent, interpret, and influence experience; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to reading critical and literary texts, students will be asked to view films outside of class. The course will be taught in English with a Spanish FLIC option.
1500:MR   BOSLER 314