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Film Studies
Director: Gilberto Blasini CRT 487 229-4540 Please note: 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201 21087 - 09/04-12/13 Hayward, Joni 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 21088 - 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin 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   3 LEC 203 25444 - 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick 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   3 LEC 404 21752 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/04-12/13 Finch, Zachary CRT 175 Word
HU     DIS 601 21089 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/04-12/13 Anderson, Zachariah LUB S165  
HU     DIS 602 21090 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/04-12/13 Anderson, Zachariah LUB S165  

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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 21091 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Williams, Tami MER 131  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
HU     DIS 601 21092 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Danecki, Edward CRT 104  
HU     DIS 602 21093 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 603 23008 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick MIT 361  
HU     DIS 604 23009 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605 23627 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Danecki, Edward MIT 361  
HU     DIS 606 23628 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick MIT 361  

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   3 LEC 201 21134 - 09/04-12/13 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 22732 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
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
    3 LEC 201 23579 - 09/04-12/13 Bruner, Scott 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 18613 - 09/04-12/13   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
Scottish Cinema
    3 LEC 001 22286 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
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 23686 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Xu, Jian CRT 104 Word
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
Jewish-American Film & Television
    3 LEC 201 25277 - 09/04-12/13 Baum, Rachel 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.
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
Special Effects
    3 LEC 001 23634 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/04-12/13 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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 23391 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
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 21132 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Williams, Tami CRT 104 PDF
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 20341 - 09/04-12/13   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 18614 - 09/04-12/13   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 16908 - 09/04-12/13 Blasini, Gilberto ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 16909 - 09/04-12/13 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 16910 - 09/04-12/13 Williams, Tami ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 16911 - 09/04-12/13 Paik, Peter ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 16912 - 09/04-12/13 Finch, Zachary ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 16913 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 16914 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

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
Queer Cinema and Television
    3 SEM 001 25074 4:00 PM-8:00 PM W 09/04-12/13 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104  

FILMSTD-877: Seminar in Film Theory: (3 units; G )

A graduate-level seminar in film theory.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 877 & FilmStd 877 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
Cinema and Video Games
    3 SEM 001 24622 4:00 PM-7:00 PM R 09/04-12/13 Moulthrop, Stuart CRT 118 PDF

 
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 19888 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Williams, Tami MER 131  
HU     DIS 601 19889 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Danecki, Edward CRT 104  
HU     DIS 602 19890 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 603 23017 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick MIT 361  
HU     DIS 604 23018 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605 23630 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Danecki, Edward MIT 361  
HU     DIS 606 23631 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick MIT 361  

COMPLIT-233: Literature and Film: (3 units; U ; HU)

Themes, styles, and ideology in cinematic and literary texts.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: CompLit 133(R).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Animals, Beasts and Creatures
HU   3 LEC 201 25984 - 10/22-12/13 Momcilovic, Dragoslav 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.

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 20946 - 09/04-12/13 Hayward, Joni 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 21027 - 09/04-12/13 Koo, Hyojin 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   3 LEC 203 25445 - 09/04-12/13 Brame, Patrick 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   3 LEC 404 21751 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/04-12/13 Finch, Zachary CRT 175 Word
HU     DIS 601 21048 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/04-12/13 Anderson, Zachariah LUB S165  
HU     DIS 602 21049 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/04-12/13 Anderson, Zachariah LUB S165  

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 21110 - 09/04-12/13 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 22733 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
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
Scottish Cinema
    3 LEC 001 22287 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
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 23685 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Xu, Jian CRT 104 Word
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
Special Effects
    3 LEC 001 23636 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/04-12/13 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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 23578 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20334 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Williams, Tami CRT 104 PDF
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
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 10539 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Yeo, Robert MIT B95  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 10584 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Warren, Lilly MIT B61  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
Audit never allowed.

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