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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   3 LEC 201 21308 - 09/05-12/14 Basa, Elaine 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.
HU   3 LEC 202 21309 - 09/05-12/14 Danecki, Edward 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.
HU   3 LEC 404 22120 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 21310 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/05-12/14 Doro, Paul CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 21311 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/05-12/14 Doro, Paul CRT 175  

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 21312 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/05-12/14 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn AUP 170  
HU     DIS 601 21313 11:00 AM-11:50 AM R 09/05-12/14 Kies, Bridget MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 21314 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Hayward, Joni MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 24026 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 604 24027 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605 25156 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Hayward, Joni MIT 158  
HU     DIS 606 25157 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Kies, Bridget MIT 158  

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 21371 - 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary 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.

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 23542 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/05-12/14 Sellin-Blanc, Jessica CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

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 25075 - 09/05-12/14 Moulthrop, Stuart 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.

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 17635 - 09/05-12/14   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. 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hong Kong Cinema
    3 LEC 001 22845 4:30 PM-6:30 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Audit never allowed.

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 25229 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/05-12/14 Daigle, Allain CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
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
Media and the Environment
    3 LEC 001 25166 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary CRT 104  
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 24774 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/05-12/14 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 21368 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/05-12/14 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 20477 - 09/05-12/14   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 17636 - 09/05-12/14   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 15830 - 09/05-12/14 Blasini, Gilberto ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 15831 - 09/05-12/14 Martin, Andrew ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 15832 - 09/05-12/14 Oren, Tasha ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 15833 - 09/05-12/14 Paik, Peter ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 15834 - 09/05-12/14 Petro, Patrice ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 15835 - 09/05-12/14 Williams, Tami ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 15836 - 09/05-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena 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 25054 4:00 PM-6:40 PM M 09/11-12/14 Grusin, Richard CRT 386  

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 6 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 25073 3:30 PM-7:30 PM W 09/05-12/14 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 20002 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/05-12/14 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn AUP 170  
HU     DIS 601 20003 11:00 AM-11:50 AM R 09/05-12/14 Kies, Bridget MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 20004 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Hayward, Joni MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 24042 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 604 24043 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 104  
HU     DIS 605 25159 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Hayward, Joni MIT 158  
HU     DIS 606 25160 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/05-12/14 Kies, Bridget MIT 158  

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

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

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Body & Desire from Hollywood to Bollywood
HU   3 LEC 001 22008 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Xu, Jian CRT 209  

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   3 LEC 201 21153 - 09/05-12/14 Basa, Elaine 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.
HU   3 LEC 202 21240 - 09/05-12/14 Danecki, Edward 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.
HU   3 LEC 404 22119 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 21263 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/05-12/14 Doro, Paul CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 21264 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/05-12/14 Doro, Paul CRT 175  

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 201 21335 - 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary 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.

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 23543 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/05-12/14 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. 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hong Kong Cinema
    3 LEC 001 22846 4:30 PM-6:30 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Audit never allowed.

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 25228 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/05-12/14 Daigle, Allain CRT 104  
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:
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
Media and the Environment
    3 LEC 001 25168 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/05-12/14 Finch, Zachary CRT 104  
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:
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 25074 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/05-12/14 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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20464 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
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 10445 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 10502 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/05-12/14 Coyle, Lilly MIT B61  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.