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Film Studies
Director: Gilberto Blasini CRT 487 229-4540
Asst. Director: Ben Schneider CRT 405 229-3605


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 51128 - 01/22-05/09 Anderson, Zachariah ONLINE WEB  
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 202 51129 - 01/22-05/09 Koo, Hyojin ONLINE WEB  
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 203 51130 - 01/22-05/09 Danecki, Edward ONLINE WEB  
HU   3 LEC 404 50624 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary BOL B79 Word
HU     DIS 601 50735 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/22-05/09   MER 213  
HU     DIS 602 50734 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/22-05/09 Miner, Kyle MER 213  

FILMSTD-206: History of Film II: 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 206 & FilmStd 206 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 51404 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Brame, Patrick BOL B40  
HU     DIS 601 51405 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/22-05/09   CRT 319  
HU     DIS 602 51406 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/22-05/09   CRT 119  

FILMSTD-212: Intermediate Topics in Film Studies: (3 units; U ; HU)

Stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st or English 290(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Business on Film
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201 50535 - 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary ONLINE WEB Word

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 001 50702 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/22-05/09 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
No Auditors Allowed.

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 48358 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-312: Topics in Film Studies: (3 units; U )

Study of stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.

Notes:
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).
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cinema and Digital Culture
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 51673 - 01/22-05/09 Williams, Tami ONLINE WEB  
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
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 52028 5:00 PM-7:30 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
Crosslisted with LACUSL.
Crosslisted with Women and Gender Studies.
No auditors allowed.
Consent required to audit.
Body and Desire in World Cinema
    3 LEC 002 58514 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Xu, Jian CRT 104 PDF
1. No auditors allowed.
Consent required to audit.

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
Rock 'n' Roll Cinema
    3 LEC 001 58980 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
1. No auditors allowed.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-391: Television Criticism and Theory (3 units; 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.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 53073 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 01/22-05/09 Johnston, Jessica CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad only this semester.
No auditors allowed.
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-394: Theories of Mass Culture: (3 units; U/G )

A survey of theories of mass culture relative to film from the late 19th century to the present.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cinema and Video Games
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52813 - 01/22-05/09 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB PDF
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 49901 - 01/22-05/09   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 48359 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD 690(590): Seminar in Contemporary Cinema and Media: (3 units; U )

Contemporary theories and criticism of cinema, TV and the Internet since 1960. Approaches considered include semiotics, structuralism, Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, queer theory.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; English 390(P) or English 391(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Classical Hollywood Cinema
    3 SEM 001 51407 1:00 PM-4:30 PM W 01/22-05/09 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  
Contact Zach Finch at zfinch@uwm.edu for permission to enroll.
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 46707 - 01/22-05/09 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 46708 - 01/22-05/09 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 46709 - 01/22-05/09 Williams, Tami TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 46710 - 01/22-05/09 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 46711 - 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-743: Film Studies: (3 units; G )

A graduate-level introduction to film studies, including methods of film analysis and approaches to the history of film.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 743 & FilmStd 743 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
Intro to Film Theory and Criticism
    3 LEC 001 58978 4:00 PM-7:30 PM W 01/22-05/09 Williams, Tami CRT 405  

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
Radical Movements
    3 SEM 001 58979 4:00 PM-7:00 PM T 01/22-05/09 Hall, John CRT 405 PDF
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - Film Studies
 
ARTHIST-206: History of Film II: 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 206 & FilmStd 206 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 50239 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Brame, Patrick BOL B40  
HU     DIS 601 50240 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/22-05/09   CRT 319  
HU     DIS 602 50241 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/22-05/09   CRT 119  

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
The Gangster Film in the East and West
HU   3 LEC 001 50632 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Xu, Jian CRT 309 Word

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 50465 - 01/22-05/09 Anderson, Zachariah ONLINE WEB  
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 202 50301 - 01/22-05/09 Koo, Hyojin ONLINE WEB  
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 203 50442 - 01/22-05/09 Danecki, Edward ONLINE WEB  
HU   3 LEC 404 50206 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary BOL B79 Word
HU     DIS 601 50385 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/22-05/09   MER 213  
HU     DIS 602 50207 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/22-05/09 Miner, Kyle MER 213  

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   3 LEC 001 50701 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/22-05/09 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word

ENGLISH-312: Topics in Film Studies: (3 units; U )

Study of stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.

Notes:
May be retaken 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).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cinema and Digital Culture
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52027 - 01/22-05/09 Williams, Tami ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
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
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 52029 5:00 PM-7:30 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
Consent required to audit.
Body and Desire in World Cinema
    3 LEC 002 58796 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Xu, Jian CRT 104 PDF
Consent required to audit.

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
Rock 'n' Roll Cinema
    3 LEC 001 58797 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-391: Television Criticism and Theory (3 units; 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.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 53072 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 01/22-05/09 Johnston, Jessica CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad only this semester.
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-394: Theories of Mass Culture: (3 units; U/G )

A survey of theories of mass culture relative to film from the late 19th century to the present.

Notes:
May be retaken 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cinema and Video Games
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52802 - 01/22-05/09 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.
Audit never allowed.

ENGLISH-743: Film Studies: (3 units; G )

A graduate-level introduction to film studies, including methods of film analysis and approaches to the history of film.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 743 & FilmStd 743 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
Intro to Film Theory and Criticism
    3 LEC 001 58841 4:00 PM-7:30 PM W 01/22-05/09 Williams, Tami ROOM TBA  

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 40589 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee $120
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 40590 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Warren, Lilly MIT B75  
Add'l Special Course Fee $120
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
Audit never allowed.

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