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


Please note: 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 29591 - 09/06-12/14 Daigle, Allain ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 29592 - 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly ONLINE WEB Word
A special 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 203 29665 - 09/06-12/14 Johnston, Jessica ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 204 33188 - 09/06-12/14 Danecki, Edward ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 30667 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 29594 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 29595 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin 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 29596 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/06-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena ACL 120 Word
HU     DIS 601 29597 11:00 AM-11:50 AM R 09/06-12/14 Miner, Kyle MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 29598 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 Miner, Kyle MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 34253 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 604 34254 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly 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 001 29667 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/06-12/14 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  

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 201 33542 - 09/06-12/14 Kies, Bridget ONLINE WEB Word
A special 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 17927 - 09/06-12/14   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-307: Film Directors: (3 units; U/G )

Comprehensive analysis of the technique, style, and themes of specific major film artists. Biographical, cultural, artistic influences on artists' work.

Notes:
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).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Global Queer Auteurs: Fassbinder/Akerman/Tsai
    3 LEC 001 33784 2:00 PM-4:30 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena CRT 104 PDF

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
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 31757 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/06-12/14 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF

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 29663 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 29664 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 31752 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/06-12/14 Oren, Tasha CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 28566 - 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin 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 17928 - 09/06-12/14   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 16077 - 09/06-12/14 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 16078 - 09/06-12/14 Martin, Andrew TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 16079 - 09/06-12/14 Oren, Tasha TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 16080 - 09/06-12/14 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 16081 - 09/06-12/14 Petro, Patrice TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 16082 - 09/06-12/14 Williams, Tami TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 16083 - 09/06-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena TBA  
Audit never allowed.

 
Additional Courses - Film Studies
 
ARTHIST-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 404 and either DIS 601 or 602; or, enroll in LEC 201, or 202, or 203, or 204.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 29427 - 09/06-12/14 Daigle, Allain ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 29428 - 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly ONLINE WEB Word
A special 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 203 29429 - 09/06-12/14 Johnston, Jessica ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 204 33186 - 09/06-12/14 Danecki, Edward ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 30665 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 29565 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 29566 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 175  

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.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-606.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 28044 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 09/06-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena ACL 120 Word
HU     DIS 601 28045 11:00 AM-11:50 AM R 09/06-12/14 Miner, Kyle MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 28046 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 Miner, Kyle MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 34276 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 604 34277 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  

ARTHIST-307: Film Directors: (3 units; U/G )

Comprehensive analysis of the technique, style, and themes of specific major film artists. Biographical, cultural, artistic influences on artists' work.

Notes:
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).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Global Queer Auteurs: Fassbinder/Akerman/Tsai
    3 LEC 001 33805 2:00 PM-4:30 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Gorfinkel, Elena CRT 104 PDF

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 30525 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Xu, Jian CRT 309  
The Undead in Literature & the Arts
HU   3 LEC 202 35329 - 10/24-12/14 Momcilovic, Dragoslav ONLINE WEB PDF
A special course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

COMPLIT-362: Transnational Asian Cinemas: (3 units; U/G )

Critical study of the cinemas of Asia, their film masters, avant-garde genres, and movements in relation to world cinema culture.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
New Chinese Cinema
    3 LEC 001 34122 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Xu, Jian LAP 258 PDF

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 29393 - 09/06-12/14 Daigle, Allain ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 29511 - 09/06-12/14 McCourt, Molly ONLINE WEB Word
A special 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 203 29662 - 09/06-12/14 Johnston, Jessica ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 204 33187 - 09/06-12/14 Danecki, Edward ONLINE WEB  
A special 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 30666 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 29538 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 29539 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/06-12/14 Koo, Hyojin 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 (FEE) 3 LEC 001 29623 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/06-12/14 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word

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
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 33543 - 09/06-12/14 Kies, Bridget ONLINE WEB Word
A special 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-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
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 31758 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/06-12/14 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF

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 28853 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/06-12/14 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 28549 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 31751 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/06-12/14 Oren, Tasha CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 33545 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/06-12/14 Williams, Tami CRT 405  

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 10261 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 10343 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/06-12/14 Coyle, Lilly MIT B61  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.