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FS100 Introduction to Film Study Course Page

Description: Introduction to basic formal concepts in film analysis including mise-en-scène, cinematographic properties, editing, and sound, as well as narrative qualities.

FS201 Introduction to Film History I Course Page

Description: A survey of world cinema from 1890 to 1950, with emphasis on major historical developments and important individual films. Prerequisite or corequisite: FS 100. Not to be taken by students with credit in FS 200.

FS202 Introduction to Film History II Course Page

Description: A survey of world cinema from 1950 to present, with emphasis on major historical developments and important individual films. Prerequisite: FS 100. Prerequisite or corequisite: FS 201. Not to be taken by students with credit in FS 200.

FS203 Television from Broadcasting to Screen Cultures Course Page

Description: The socio-cultural role of TV from the network to multi-platform eras with an emphasis on theories of power and representation. Prerequisite/Corequisite: FS 100.

FS215 Introduction to Film Theory Course Page

Description: General survey of major currents and debates in film theory, including early theories on the ontology of the film image, semiotic approaches to film as language, Marxist and psychoanalytic concepts of spectatorship and the film image, the intersections of film and ideology, and the phenomenological theory of film as an embodied experience. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS309 Quebec Film Course Page

Description: History and aesthetic developments in Quebec film, from 1930s to present. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS310 English-Canadian Film Course Page

Description: Major trends in English Canadian film, such as documentary, feature film, animation, and experimental film. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS313 Transnational Crime Cinema Course Page

Description: Examining the ways in which crime and criminality have been represented in narrative cinema across cultures and nationalities. Prerequisite: FS 100

FS318 Science Fiction Film Course Page

Description: A study of the Science Fiction film genre as an imaginative displacement of social and cultural concerns that define the context in which the films emerge. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS319 Film Noir Course Page

Description: A study of the stylistic, thematic, and ideological features of the American film genre known as film noir. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS322 Gender and Sexuality in Film Course Page

Description: Intersections between film and cultural notions and practices of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS323 Screening Comedy Course Page

Description: Examines the history of comedy across cinema, television, and digital platforms, drawing on theories of humor and laughter. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS324 Monsters, Slashers and Ghosts Course Page

Description: Examines the horror genre from the silent era to the present. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS330 Documentary Film Course Page

Description: Theory and history of the documentary film, with emphasis on Flaherty, the Documentary Movement in Britain, the National Film Board of Canada, and recent developments in the field. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS331 Silent Film Course Page

Description: An investigation of silent film treated as a form distinct from sound film. Historical developments, important genres and major individual films with emphasis on American and European film. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS333 Experimental Film Course Page

Description: Avant-garde, abstract and structural film. The history and changing conceptions of experimental film, with examples from the silent era to the present. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS340 Making Television: Production Cultures Course Page

Description: Examines the cultural and industrial dimensions of televisual production and distribution into the post-network era. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS341 Television Genres Course Page

Description: Analysis of specific genres within their cultural, historical, and industrial contexts. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS367 German Film Course Page

Description: Survey of German cinema, with emphasis on the films of the Weimar era (1918-1933) and the "New German Cinema" of the 1970s. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS368 Central and East-European Film Course Page

Description: Historical and aesthetic developments in the cinemas of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary from the early years of cinema to the post-1989 period. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS371 Contemporary Hollywood Course Page

Description: Concentrates on commercial American filmmaking since the 1960s. Special attention will be given to defining Postmodernism and to historically situating its rise within the development of American cinema. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS386 Race and Ethnicity in Film Course Page

Description: Theories of cinematic representation examining race, ethnicity, and identity with an emphasis on critical race theories. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS387 Film and Technology Course Page

Description: An examination of how technology influences the patterns of film production. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS399 Special Topics in Film Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS410 Topics in Filmmakers Course Page

Description: Concentrated study of the works of individual filmmakers. The course will deal with one to three important filmmakers through representative films. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS412 Topics in Film Studies Course Page

Description: A seminar-based examination of specialized topics in film. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS416 Analyzing Television Course Page

Description: Critical studies of televisual narratives, ideologies, discourses, and audience reception practices. Prerequisite: FS 100.

FS480A Directed Reading in Film Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FS480B Directed Reading in Film Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

FS521 Directed Reading Course I Course Page
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FS522 Directed Reading Course II Course Page
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