Oct 22, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

English Composition Workshops

  
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    XXX XXXXX - Writing Precept


    Focus on grammar, sentence structure, and essay organization.
    prereq: perm dept
    hrs TBA

English: Writing Courses

  
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    ENGL 12000 - Expository Writing


    GER 1/A
    Required of all students unless exempt; trains students to analyze, develop and evaluate ideas and to express themselves clearly and effectively. Introduction to documented research.
    prereq: successful completion of developmental courses, if required
    3 hrs + conf 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 20100 - Intermediate Expository Writing Using Small-Group Methods


    Additional practice in expository writing; small classes (8-10).
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 21800 - Advanced Expository Writing


    Frequent writing practice, with emphasis on clarity, style and organization.
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs + conf 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 30000 - Introduction to Creative Writing


    GER 3/A
    An introduction to creative writing with a primary focus on poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, including expository writing, workshop exercises and an introduction to workshop methods.
    Students must pass this course with a B to major in creative Writing. Prerequisite for all 300-level writing courses, except ENGL 30100.
    prereq: ENGL 22000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 30100 - Theory and Practice of Expository Writing


    GER 3/A
    Composition in variety of nonfiction prose forms and study of rhetorical theories.
    prereq: ENGL 22000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 30800 - Workshop in Non-Fiction I


    GER 3/A
    Using student work and literary models as a basis for discussion, this workshop class offers students the opportunity to develop their skills as writers and readers of various non-fiction genres, including memoir/autobiography and other forms of personal essays, review essays, occasional pieces, and philosophical essays. 
    prereq: ENGL 30000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 30900 - Workshop in Non-Fiction II


    GER 3/A
    A continuation of Workshop in Non-Fiction I, with increasing emphasis on craft and revision.

     
    This course may be repeated once for credit.
    prereq: ENGL 30000 and 30800
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ENGL 31100 - Workshop in Fiction I


    GER 3/A
    Using student work and literary models as a basis for discussion, this workshop class offers students the opportunity to develop their skills as writers and readers of fiction. 
    prereq: ENGL 30000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 31300 - Workshop in Fiction II


    GER 3/A
    A continuation of ENGL 31100, with increasing emphasis on craft and revision.
    This course may be repeated once for credit.
    prereq: ENGL 30000 and ENGL 31100
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 31400 - Workshop in Poetry I


    GER 3/A
    Using student work and literary models as a basis for discussion, this workshop class offers students the opportunity to develop their skills as writers and readers of poetry.

     
    prereq: ENGL 30000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ENGL 31600 - Workshop in Poetry II


    GER 3/A
    A continuation of ENGL 31400, with increasing emphasis on craft and revision.
    This course may be repeated once for credit.
    prereq: ENGL 30000 and ENGL 31400
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ENGL 48455 - Advanced Prose Writing


    GER 3/A
    400-Level Writing Course

Film and Media: Film—Basic Courses

  
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    FILM 10100 - Introduction to Cinema


    GER 2/D PD/D
    Fundamental concepts of film and discussion of major critical systems. Screening of relevant films.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 15000 - Media & Film in a Digital Age I


    The first part of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to the theoretical and practical fundamentals of film, video and digital media production.
    cross-listed MEDP 15000
    prereq: MEDIA 18000 or FILM 10100
    3 cr 4 hrs
  
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    FILMP 16000 - Media & Film in a Digital Age II



    The second part of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to the theoretical and practical fundamentals of film, video, and digital media production.
    cross-listed MEDP 16000
    prereq: MEDP 15000
    4 hrs 3 cr


Film and Media: Film—Intermediate Courses

  
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    FILM 20100 - Practical Film Analysis


    GER 3/A
    Close case study of a selected motion picture.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21100 - Film History I: 1895-1942


    GER 3A PD/D
    Survey of film history and theory from the silent era to 1942.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21200 - Film History II: Since 1942


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Survey of film history and theory from 1942 to the present.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21300 - National Cinema


    GER 3/A PD/D or A
    Study of the cultural background, theoretical underpinnings, and artistic practices of a selected national cinema. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21305 - National Cinema: Italian Cinema


    GER 3/A PD/D
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21344 - Israeli Cinema


    GER 3A PD/A
    Israeli cinema and the development of Israeli cultural identity. Designed for students of Hebrew studies and Film studies who are interested in the history of Israeli film and Israeli cultural identity as expressed in the Israeli cinema.
    cross-listed HEBR 22000
    prereq: FILM 10100
  
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    FILM 21351 - National Cinema: French New Wave


    GER 3/A PD/D
     



    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21355 - National Cinema: Asian Cinema


    GER 3/A PD/A
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21400 - Multicultural Perspectives in Cinema


    GER 3/A PD/B (214.51 only)
    Study of the contributions of minority groups to filmmaking, including examination of how those contributions have countered stereotypical representations of racial, national, and cultural identity in mainstream cinema. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 21500 - Women and Film


    GER 3/A PD/C
    Films by women directors and the ways women’s films counter the dominant patriarchal view of women reflected in commercial cinema.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 22200 - Topics in Genre Studies


    GER 3/A
    Critical study of generic categories such as the western, horror, comedy, film noir, melodrama, or the musical. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 22252 - Topics in Genre Studies: “The Woman’s Film” of the 1940s


    GER 3/A PD/C
    This course focuses on “the woman’s film”, from the forties. Discussion of the woman’s film, an umbrella term for a series of genres (melodrama, gothic film, comedies) in which the woman is the main protagonist as well as the intended spectator.
    cross-listed WGSA 222.52
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 22400 - Cinematic Space


    GER 3/A
    Study of the theories and uses of cinematic space, film design, and the relationship between art direction and film narrative.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 23000 - Movies in American Culture


    GER 3/A
    Cultural processes that affect the production and reception of movies in the U.S. Interrelationships among the stylistic, thematic, technical, industrial and regulatory aspects of American moviemaking.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 21100 or FILM 21200
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 23100 - Studies of Selected Directors


    GER 3/A
    Study of aesthetic and cultural implications of authorship as developed and practiced in cinema. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    prereq: FLM 10100, 20100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 23200 - Experimental Film and Video


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Historical examination of pertinent films and videos with particular emphasis on current American productions.
    prereq: FILM 20100 or MEDP/FILMP 15000 (or MED/FILM 15100).
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 25100 - Film Production I


    Introduction to the fundamentals of filmmaking, writing, cinematography and editing.
    Material Fee: $20
    prereq: MEDP/FLMP 16000; open to majors only or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 27600 - Screen Writing I - The Short (W)


    The Short Fundamentals of writing for film; critiques of original student scripts.
    prereq: FILM 10100 and ENGL 12000; open to film/media majors only or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 28600 - Sound for Film and Video I


    Basic sound theory and production sound recording techniques, concentrating on microphones, field mixers and recording equipment, boom operation and on-set procedures.
     
    cross-listed MEDP 28600
    prereq: FILMP 25100 or MEDP 28100
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Film and Media: Film—Upper-Level Courses

  
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    FILM 31500 - Nonfiction Film and Video


    GER 3/A
    Study of the history and theory of the nonfiction film and video, with screenings of examples of documentary, propaganda, and direct cinema and video.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre-requisite for all 30000- and 40000-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32200 - Contemporary Film Theory


    GER 3/A PD/D
    Survey of current film theory and criticism, including developments in film semiotics, psychoanalytic film theory, feminist film theory, narrative theory, historiography and reception theory.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 30000- and 40000-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 21100 or 21200
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32300 - Film Technology and Aesthetic Theory


    GER 3/A
    Study of the relationship between film technology and film theory. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100, 25100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32351 - Aesthetics of Film Sound


    GER 3/A
    Examination of the history, theory and aesthetics of the relationship between film sound and image.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 30000- and 40000-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32400 - Narrative Strategies


    GER 3/A
    Study of narrative techniques in cinema
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100 and 20100 or 23100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32600 - America in American Film and Video


    GER 3/A
    Investigation of the ways that film and video have dealt with issues of American identity. This course explores how basic American myths have been mobilized to project a particular view of the nation at various historical points.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 21100 or 21200
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32700 - Representations of Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Media


    GER 3/A PD/B
    A historical look at changes and continuities in the social construction of a selected race or ethnicity in movies; advertising, including political campaigns; journalism, and other forms of American popular culture. May be repeated for credit with different topic.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 32800 - Images of Resistance in the Developing World


    GER 3/A PD/A
    Focuses on challenges by developing world films and filmmakers to Western media stereotypes.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 33200 - Myths and Images in the Media


    GER 3/A
    Study of film and media as decisive vehicles of myth, imagery and aesthetics in an advanced industrial society.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 33300 - Styles and Theories of Film Acting


    GER 3/A
    Study of film acting with regard to theoretical structures and aesthetic practice.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 33400 - Theatricality and the Presentation of Self


    GER 3/A
    Examination of the problems of authenticity in the performing self through analysis of representations in film, TV and the everyday.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, FILM 21100 or 21200
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 34400 - History of Cinematography


    GER 3/A
    Survey class addressing key developments in the history and aesthetics of cinematography.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100, 21100 or 21200
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 39100 - Problems in Film Research


    GER 3/A
    Study of basic methods of solving problems in the field of cinema studies.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100, 21100 or 21200
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 39700 - Topics in Film History


    GER 3/A PD/D
    A focused examination of specific issues and moments in film history. May be repeated for credit under a different topic.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, 20100, 21100 or 21200
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 31100 - Directing Documentary Video Production


    Exploration of the aesthetics of documentary form that provides students with an in-depth and hands-on understanding of preproduction and production of documentary video.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: MEDP 28100; open to film/media majors only or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 31600 - Experimental Production


    Experimental methods of film and video production, emphasizing innovative and non-traditional formal and conceptual practice.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 25100 or MEDIAP 28100 or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 34100 - Producing the Film


    Contracts, financing, distribution, copyright law, options, acquisition of rights, securities law requirements.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 25100, FILMP 27600
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 35200 - Film Production II


    Further development of fundamental filmmaking skills: pre-production, directing, and syncsound production techniques.
    Material Fee: $20
    prereq: FLMP 25100, FILMP 27600 open to film/media majors only or perm instr. prereq or coreq: Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 37100 - Screen Directing I


    Theory and practice of the film director’s role as guiding force in creation of visual and aural images.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 120 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FLMP 251, FILMP 276; open to film/media majors only or perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 37200 - Screen Directing II


    Continuation of FILMP 37100.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 37100 or permission of instructor
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 37700 - Screen Writing II The Feature (W)


    Continuation of workshop experience with emphasis on full-length screenplay.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 27600
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 38100 - Techniques of Cinematography


    Advanced cinematographic techniques such as sensitometry, effects lighting and special effects.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 35200 or permission of instructor
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 38200 - Narrative Editing


    Narrative editing concepts, theories and techniques. Editing exercises explore the aesthetic and practical components of the craft and introduce advanced digital editing tools.

     
    prereq: FILMP 25100
    4 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    FILMP 38300 - Sound Design


    Aesthetics of sound design with practical instruction in audio post-production technology.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 25100 or MEDIAP 28100 or perm. instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 38400 - Film and Video Production


    Production of short films with each student assigned to specific crew positions.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILMP 35200, and permission of instructor.
    variable hrs 3 cr.

Film and Media: Film—Special Topics, Honors, and Advanced Studies

  
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    FILM 29900 - Special Topics in Film


    GER 3/A
    Not offered at all times. A specific topic will be listed in Schedule of Classes for a given semester.
    prereq: perm dept.
    1-3 hrs 1-3 cr.
  
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    FILM 39900 - Studies in Film


    GER 3/A
    Not offered at all times. Specialized topics for majors will be listed in Schedule of Classes for a given semester.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: variable
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 40100 - Independent Research


    Open to majors only. Directed program of reading, research, or creative presentation, arranged on an individual basis.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: perm chair
    1-3 cr.
  
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    FILM 40200 - Honors Project


    Jr/Sr only. Students must present a proposal for an individual project to be completed under faculty supervision.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: 3 advanced-level courses, 3.0 GPA and 3.5 major GPA perm dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILM 49800 - Internship


    Opportunity to gain professional experience.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, two other FILM courses or equiv; perm dept and host institution
    1-6 cr, 40 working hrs per cr.
  
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    FILM 49900 - Advanced Seminar


    Selected topics in cinema studies.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 39900 - Special Topics in Advanced Film Practice


    Offered periodically with the specific topic listed in the schedule of classes.
    Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: perm instr.
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 45100 - Film and Video Production Seminar


    Individual student films produced under faculty supervision.
    Material Fee: $20
    May be taken twice for credit.
    cross-listed MEDP 45100
    prereq: FILMP 35200 and perm instr. prereq or coreq: Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is prerequisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    FILMP 49800 - Internship


    Opportunity to gain professional experience
    40 working per. Except as otherwise noted, ENGL 12000 is pre requisite for all 300- and 400-level courses in FILM.
    prereq: FILM 10100, two other film courses or equiv; perm dept and host institution
    1-6 cr, 40 working hrs per cr.
  
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    MEDP 29900 - Special Topics in Media Production


    Taught periodically, with topic listed in Schedule of Classes.
    prereq: MEDIA 180, others variable
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Film and Media: Media—Basic Courses

  
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    MEDIA 18000 - Introduction to Media Studies


    GER 2/C
    Social, political, and economic factors that determine and shape products of media organizations.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Film and Media: Media—Analytical Courses

  
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    MEDIA 21000 - Journalism and Society


    GER 3A
    This course focuses on industry issues and service to the public good. It is partly designed for students interested in careers in journalism, who can benefit from greater sophistication about the news industry. The course explores the way news is gathered and written, the way news organizations are structured and financed, and the way they relate to other forms of political and entertainment communication. It examines the ways that the news industry describes itself and its problems and surveys journalistic practice in different media, e.g. print, the Internet, etc. Many of the readings will be drawn from the news industry trade press as well as from cultural studies and media sociology. Students will be asked to address journalism as citizens, weighing the role of journalism in our democracy.

    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 26000 - Internet and Society


    GER 3/A
    The Impact of the Internet on American and global society. 

     
    prereq: MEDIA 18000 or permission of instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    MEDIA 27100 - Television Culture


    GER 3/A
    Theoretical analysis of the production and reception of televisual texts, with close reading of particular texts.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 28000 - Understanding New Media


    GER 3/A
    The convergence of media, communications technologies, art, design, and culture. It is intended to familiarize students with important approaches in new media, focusing on the history of the medium and the conceptual history of interactivity in art and communication.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 29700 - Interviewing Techniques


    GER 3/A
    This course will examine the dynamics of the interview, and is designed to teach students both the theoretical and practical principles of interviewing.


    prereq or coreq: MEDP 29200W; MEDP 28100 or MEDP 28200
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 29800 - Special Topics in Media Studies


    GER 3/A
    A course on film and media studies taught periodically, with topic listed in Schedule of Classes.
    MEDIA 18000 is a prerequisite for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level MEDIA and MEDP courses.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000 or FILM 10100
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 31300 - The Culture of Publicity


    GER 3/A
    An in-depth historical understanding of public relations, social image-management, and opinion engineering in the U.S.
    MEDIA 18000 is a prerequisite for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level MEDIA and MEDP courses.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 31400 - Public Relations: Theory and Practice (W)


    GER 3/A
    An examination of principal techniques and strategies in public relations, including critical analysis of its social uses.
    MEDIA 18000 is a prerequisite for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level MEDIA and MEDP courses.
    prereq: MEDP 29200
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 31500 - Nonfiction Film and Video


    GER 3/A
    Study of the history and theory of the nonfiction film and video, with screenings and examples of documentary, propaganda and direct cinema and video.
    MEDIA 18000 is a prerequisite for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level MEDIA and MEDP courses.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 32600 - America in American Film and Video


    GER 3/A
    Investigation of the ways that film and video have dealt with issues of American identity. This course explores how basic American myths have been mobilized to project a particular view of the nation at various historical points.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 32700 - Representations of Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Media


    GER 3/A PD/B
    A historical look at changes and continuities in the social construction of a selected race or ethnicity in movies; advertising, including political campaigns; journalism; and other forms of American popular culture.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 32800 - Images of Resistance in the Developing World


    GER 3/A PD/A
    Challenges by developing-world films and filmmakers to Western media stereotypes.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    4 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 33200 - Myths and Images in the Media


    GER 3/A
    Study of film and media as decisive vehicles of myth, imagery and aesthetics in an advanced industrial society.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 33300 - Typecasting


    GER 3/A
    A history of the relationship between stereotyping as a social, cultural and psychological language and the rise of modern society.
    MEDIA 18000 is a prerequisite for all 200-, 300-, and 400-level MEDIA and MEDP courses.
    prereq: MEDIA 180 and either MEDIA 327 or MEDIA 384 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 36500 - Digital Copyright


    GER 3/A
    An introduction to the legal, economic and social principles at stake in the debate over copyright and digital technologies. The semester begins with an introduction to the basics of copyright law, the legal system, and legal research.  Students then review some of the specifics of the digital copyright debate, including topics such as peer-to-peer trading, digital rights management, and third party liability for information service providers.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 37000 - The Press and the Public


    GER 3/A
    Analysis and discussion of relationship of the press to great issues of our time.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 37300 - Journalism as Literature


    GER 3/A
    An examination of the relationships between journalism and literature, including literary journalism, the journalistic prose of major imaginative writers, and the stylistic characteristics of hard news reporting.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 37400 - Media, Sports, and Society


    GER 3/A
    Examination of the relationship between media and sports and their impact on society. Workings of the present-day sports-television-advertising complex, textual analysis of television sports productions.

     
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    MEDIA 37500 - Media and Politics


    GER 3/A
    The impact of the electronic media on American politics.

     
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    MEDIA 38000 - History of Broadcasting


    GER 3/A
    Broadcasting’s roots in industrialization and influence on modern society.

     
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    MEDIA 38100 - Propaganda and the Mass Media


    GER 3/A
    Study of mass media (broadcast, film, print) as forms for propaganda.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 38300 - Popular Music and the Music Industry


    GER 3/A
    Exploration of social and cultural significance of popular music; history, structure, and economics of music industry. Particular emphasis on popular music from fifties to present.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 38400 - Women and Media


    GER 3/A PD/C
    Examination, from historical and formal perspective, of ways in which women have been represented by mass media in America since mid-19th century. Exploration of how feminists for 100 years have challenged these images and posed alternative modes of cultural representation and production.
    cross-listed WGSA 38400 (W)
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 38600 - Media Ethics


    GER 3/A
    An exploration of the moral issues surrounding media work, including truth-telling, social justice, cultural effects and conflicting rights.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 38900 - Contrasting Media Systems


    GER 3/A
    Contrasts media systems in selected foreign countries from point of view of (1) degree to which system satisfies individual and social needs, (2) degree of government and private control, (3) degree of organizational sophistication and diffusion.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 39000 - Broadcast Journalism


    GER 3/A
    Structure and operations of radio and television news in relation to social, political and economic institutions.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 39100 - History of Print Journalism


    GER 3/A
    Development of newspapers and magazines as social force.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 39200 - Communications, Technology and Change


    GER 3/A
    Examination of media technologies, their development and their impact on quality and organization of human life.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    MEDIA 39300 - Media Criticism


    GER 3/A
    Analyzes advanced approaches to media communication with focus on form and content of particular themes as they are treated by variety of media genres.
    prereq: MEDIA 18000
    3 hrs 3 cr.
 

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