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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


FILMSTD Film Studies



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111 Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet. 3 cr. U. History of film, television, and the internet. Focus on economic and aesthetic features of these media and interrelationships among them. Models for critiquing each form.|ArtHist 111, English 111, & FilmStd 111 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
205 History of Film I: Development of an Art. 3 cr. U. The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.|ArtHist 205 & FilmStd 205 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
206 History of Film II: Development of an Art. 3 cr. U. The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.|ArtHist 206 & FilmStd 206 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
212 Intermediate Topics in Film Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st or English 290(P).
286 Writing about Film and Television. 3 cr. U. Intensive practice and study of the critical and technical elements of writing with emphasis on close reading and writing about media images and narratives.|English 286 & FilmStd 286 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
290 Introduction to Film Studies. 3 cr. U. Analysis of formal, thematic, and generic components of narrative, documentary, and avant garde filmmaking.|English 290 & FilmStd 290 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
291 Introduction to Television Studies. 3 cr. U. The forms, images, and narratives particular to television.|English 291 & FilmStd 291 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
292 Classic Dramas in Film: (Subtitled). 1 cr. U. A sampling of great plays in film versions, with performances by acclaimed actors.|Offered on a cr/no cr basis. Retakable w/chg in topic to 3 cr max. English 292 & FilmStd 292 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
293 Literature and Media: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. A study of novels, essays, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, and films in order to disclose similarities and differences in their use of rhetorical strategies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 293 & FilmStd 293 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: soph st.
295 Women and Film. 3 cr. U. A study of the representation of women in narrative, documentary, and avant garde film, television and/or video, including a survey of psychoanalytic theories of spectatorship and feminist analyses of mass culture.|English 295 & FilmStd 295 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: soph st.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before coursework levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program coursework.|Retakable w/change in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Program.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none, except as required for specific topic.
305 Film Analysis I: Method and Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Film language, critical methods, and theory applied to selected works of film art. Cross-cultural analysis of styles and themes. Study of major film artists.|ArtHist 305 & FilmStd 305 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
306 Film Analysis II: Method and Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Film language, critical methods, and theory applied to selected works of major national film artists. Cross-cultural analysis of styles and themes.|ArtHist 306 & FilmStd 306 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
307 Film Directors: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Comprehensive analysis of the technique, style, and themes of specific major film artists. Biographical, cultural, artistic influences on artists' work.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 307 & FilmStd 307 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; ArtHist 205(R) or 305(R).
308 Film Styles: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. A stylistic analysis of film of major filmmakers made within the structures of particular genres, such as gangsters, musicals, westerns, horror, science fiction and studios.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 308 & FilmStd 308 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
312 Topics in Film Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Study of stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 312 & FilmStd 312 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P).
316 World Cinema: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 316 & FilmStd 316 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st or English 290(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
320 Studies in Film Authorship: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The function of authorship in the cinema and/or in television; the roles of producer, director, screenwriter, and star.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 320 & FilmStd 320 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st or English 290(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
329 Film and Literature. 3 cr. U/G. Capabilities and limitations of narrative film and literature, emphasizing the distinctiveness of each artistic mode.|English 329 & FilmStd 329 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, English 290(P), satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; or cons instr.
330 Film and Drama: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Capabilities and limitations of narrative film and drama, emphasizing the distinctiveness of each artistic mode.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 330 & FilmStd 330 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st or English 290(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
350 Global Jewish Film and Television: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Global Jewish identity in its historic and contemporary cultural dimensions through film and media texts, analysis, and criticism.|FilmStd 350 & Jewish 350 are jointly offered; with the same subtitle, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
380 Media and Society: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. An examination of film and/or television, with attention to the representation of class, gender, race, and nation. Subtitles vary.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 380 & FilmStd 380 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; English 290(P) or 291(P) or 6 cr in courses approved for hum breadth cr.
383 Cinema and Genre: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Stylistic and thematic analyses of literary and film genres (e.g., melodrama, film noir). Consideration of writers, directors, producers and stars whose works represent forms of a genre.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 383 & FilmStd 383 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 6 cr in courses approved for hum breadth cr.
390 Classical Film Criticism and Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.|English 390 & FilmStd 390 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st, satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req, English 290(P), & ArtHist 205(P); or cons instr.
391 Television Criticism and Theory. 3 cr. U/G. Study of the forms and representational strategies of television narrative, and the various modes of analysis that may be applied to television viewers and texts.|English 391 & FilmStd 391 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 291(P) or cons instr.
392 Contemporary Film Criticism and Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Current issues in film criticism and theory and an exploration of critical perspectives (psychoanalysis, feminism, structuralism, post-structuralism) informing recent debates in film studies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 392 & FilmStd 392 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 291(P) or cons instr.
394 Theories of Mass Culture: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. A survey of theories of mass culture relative to film from the late 19th century to the present.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 394 & FilmStd 394 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 291(P) or cons instr.
395 Feminist Film Criticism and Theory: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Theories of representation and spectatorship that focus on the position of women in film, television, and/or video.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 395 & FilmStd 395 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 295(P) or cons instr.
412 Global Cinemas - Cinematic Practices in the Context of Globalization: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Cinema within global transformations that reshape the way we think about film and its history; cinema's changing impact beyond national borders.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st or English 290(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
489 Internship in Film Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of film studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for 40 hrs work. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in FilmStd; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before coursework levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program coursework.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specific enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
590 Seminar in Contemporary Film Theory. 3 cr. U. Contemporary theories and criticism of cinema, from 1960 to the present. Theoretical approaches considered may include structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, feminism, post-structuralism, queer theory.|Prereq: sr st; English 390(P).
669 Screening Sexuality: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Relationship between discourses of sexuality and media artifacts/texts. Historical/theoretical approaches to apprehend construction and representation of sexuality/sexual identities in media.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Repeat of English 312 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
690 (590) (effective 09/02/2014) Seminar in Contemporary Film Theory. 3 cr. U. Contemporary theories and criticism of cinema, from 1960 to the present. Theoretical approaches considered may include structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, feminism, post-structuralism, queer theory.|Prereq: sr st; English 390(P).
699 Independent Work. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Film Studies faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Film Studies dir or asst dir.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa & writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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