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Film Studies
Director: Gilberto Blasini CRT 487 229-4540 The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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FILMSTD-111 : Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (3 units; U ; HU)

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.

Notes:
ArtHist 111, English 111, & FilmStd 111 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 201, 202 or 203 ONLY; or enroll in LEC 404 & DIS 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20429 - 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Enroll in LEC 201 ONLY.
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 202
20430 - 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Enroll in LEC 202 ONLY.
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 203
23585 - 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Enroll in LEC 203 ONLY.
HU   3 LEC 404
20998 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary LUB S230 Word
Enroll in LEC 404 & DIS 601 or 602.
HU     DIS 601
20431 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/03-12/12 Adler, Jordan Zachary CRT 124  
HU     DIS 602
20432 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/03-12/12 Adler, Jordan Zachary LAP 253  

FILMSTD-192 : First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U ; HU)

The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.

Notes:
Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
American Terrors: Horror Film and TV after 2000
HU   3 SEM 001
25856 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/03-12/12 Danecki, Edward CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-205 : History of Film I: Development of an Art (3 units; U ; HU)

The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.

Notes:
ArtHist 205 & FilmStd 205 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & DIS 601 or 602 or 603 or 604 or 605 or 606.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401
20433 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ENG 105 Word
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Enroll in LEC 401 & DIS 601 or 602 or 603 or 604 or 605 or 606.
HU     DIS 601
20434 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah MER 213  
HU     DIS 602
20435 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah MER 213  
HU     DIS 603
22011 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
HU     DIS 604
22012 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605
22457 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick MER 213  
HU     DIS 606
22458 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick MER 213  

FILMSTD-290 : Introduction to Film Studies (3 units; U ; HU)

Analysis of formal, thematic, and generic components of narrative, documentary, and avant garde filmmaking.

Notes:
English 290 & FilmStd 290 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20469 - 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ONLINE WEB Word
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

FILMSTD-291 : Introduction to Television Studies (3 units; U )

The forms, images, and narratives particular to television.

Notes:
English 291 & FilmStd 291 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
21796 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/03-12/12 Doro, Paul CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

FILMSTD-294 : Game Culture (3 units; U )

Critical study of games, digital and otherwise; forms, conventions, and practices that inform design and reception of games; place of games in contemporary culture.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of English 380 w/same topic. English 294 & FilmStd 294 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: GER OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
22438 - 09/03-12/12 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

FILMSTD-297 : Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before coursework levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program coursework.

Notes:
Retakable w/change in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Program.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18208 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-316 : World Cinema: (3 units; U )

National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. CompLit 316, 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 OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
French New Wave Cinema
    3 LEC 001
21467 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.
Consent required to audit.

FILMSTD-329 : Film and Literature (3 units; U/G )

Capabilities and limitations of narrative film and literature, emphasizing the distinctiveness of each artistic mode.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
22491 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Xu, Jian CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-350 : Global Jewish Film and Television: (3 units; U )

Global Jewish identity in its historic and contemporary cultural dimensions through film and media texts, analysis, and criticism.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
The Holocaust in Global Cinema
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201
25651 - 09/03-12/12 Baum, Rachel ONLINE WEB Word
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-380 : Media and Society: (3 units; U/G )

An examination of film and/or television, with attention to the representation of class, gender, race, and nation. Subtitles vary.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Trash Cinema
    3 LEC 001
22462 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-383 : Cinema and Genre: (3 units; 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.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Horror Films 1960-1985
    3 LEC 001
22336 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-390 : Classical Film Criticism and Theory (3 units; U/G )

Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
20467 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-489 : Internship in Film Studies, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of film studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 001
19784 - 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ROOM TBA  

FILMSTD-497 : Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before coursework levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program coursework.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18209 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-699 : Independent Work (1 - 3 units; 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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
16604 - 09/03-12/12 Blasini, Gilberto ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002
16605 - 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003
16606 - 09/03-12/12 Levine, Elana ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004
16607 - 09/03-12/12 Moulthrop, Stuart ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005
16608 - 09/03-12/12 Newman, Michael ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006
16609 - 09/03-12/12 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007
16610 - 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-742 : Media Culture (3 units; G )

A graduate level introduction to media culture, with an emphasis on forms and theories of media culture from the mid-19th century to the present.

Notes:
English 742 & FilmStd 742 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
25643 4:30 PM-8:00 PM M 09/09-12/12 Grusin, Richard CRT 939  

FILMSTD-876 : Seminar in Media Culture: (3 units; G )

Seminar focused on a broad issue related to media culture or specific forms of media, including alternative textual production, cinema, and digital culture.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 876 & FilmStd 876 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Media Historiography
    3 SEM 001
26427 4:00 PM-7:30 PM W 09/03-12/12 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 405  
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - Film Studies
 
ARTHIST-205 : History of Film I: Development of an Art (3 units; U ; HU)

The technology, style, history, and theory of the medium. Aesthetic advances from silent to color and sound films. Contributions of various nationalities and artists.

Notes:
ArtHist 205 & FilmStd 205 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401
19357 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ENG 105 Word
HU     DIS 601
19358 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah MER 213  
HU     DIS 602
19359 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah MER 213  
HU     DIS 603
22019 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
HU     DIS 604
22020 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605
22460 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick MER 213  
HU     DIS 606
22461 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick MER 213  

ENGLISH-111 : Entertainment Arts: Film, Television, and the Internet (3 units; U ; HU)

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.

Notes:
ArtHist 111, English 111, & FilmStd 111 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20308 - 09/03-12/12 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 202
20378 - 09/03-12/12 Brame, Patrick ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 203
23586 - 09/03-12/12 Anderson, Zachariah ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
HU   3 LEC 404
20997 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary LUB S230 Word
HU     DIS 601
20393 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/03-12/12 Adler, Jordan Zachary CRT 124  
HU     DIS 602
20394 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/03-12/12 Adler, Jordan Zachary LAP 253  

ENGLISH-290 : Introduction to Film Studies (3 units; U ; HU)

Analysis of formal, thematic, and generic components of narrative, documentary, and avant garde filmmaking.

Notes:
English 290 & FilmStd 290 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20450 - 09/03-12/12 Finch, Zachary ONLINE WEB Word
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-291 : Introduction to Television Studies (3 units; U )

The forms, images, and narratives particular to television.

Notes:
English 291 & FilmStd 291 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
21797 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/03-12/12 Doro, Paul CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-316 : World Cinema: (3 units; U )

National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. CompLit 316, 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 OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
French New Wave Cinema
    3 LEC 001
21468 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Consent required to audit.

ENGLISH-329 : Film and Literature (3 units; U/G )

Capabilities and limitations of narrative film and literature, emphasizing the distinctiveness of each artistic mode.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
22490 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Xu, Jian CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-380 : Media and Society: (3 units; U/G )

An examination of film and/or television, with attention to the representation of class, gender, race, and nation. Subtitles vary.

Notes:
May be retaken 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Trash Cinema
    3 LEC 001
22464 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-383 : Cinema and Genre: (3 units; 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.

Notes:
May be retaken 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Horror Films 1960-1985
    3 LEC 001
22437 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-390 : Classical Film Criticism and Theory (3 units; U/G )

Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.

Notes:
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.

Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
19777 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.
    3 LEC 001
Graduate
27870 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-390G : Classical Film Criticism and Theory (3 units; U/G )

Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.

Notes:
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.

Survey of the history of film theory, with particular attention to developing critical skills in film theoretical writing.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
19777 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Audit never allowed.
    3 LEC 001
Graduate
27870 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

FILM-220 : 16mm Filmmaking II (3 units; U ; FEE)

Pre-portfolio studio in 16mm film production.

Notes:
Prereq: Film 117(P); or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LAB 801
10564 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Brooks, Isaac MIT B75  
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
Course fee: $120
Audit never allowed.

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