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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.
Enroll in either Lec 201, 202, 203, OR Lec 404 AND Dis 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 50400 - 01/25-05/10 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 202 50401 - 01/25-05/10 Daigle, Allain 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.
HU   3 LEC 203 50402 - 01/25-05/10 Basa, Elaine 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 54732 - 01/25-05/10 Finch, Zachary 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 49209 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 49459 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/25-05/10 Danecki, Edward CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 49458 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/25-05/10 Danecki, Edward CRT 175  

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 51264 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Heck, Kalling MIT 195  
HU     DIS 601 51265 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/25-05/10 Cornish, Emily MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 51266 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/25-05/10 Cornish, Emily MIT 158  

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
Film, TV, and Masculinity
HU   3 LEC 001 49058 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 McCourt, Molly CRT 104 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 49390 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/25-05/10 Martin, Andrew 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 49391 - 01/25-05/10 Johnston, Jessica 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 37428 - 01/25-05/10   OFF CAMPUS  
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).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
US Independent Film
    3 LEC 001 53019 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  

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
British Cinema
    3 LEC 001 50706 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 01/25-05/10 Martin, Andrew CRT 104  

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 51730 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/25-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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
The Western
    3 LEC 001 51733 1:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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
Trans-Media Narratives
    3 LEC 201 53021 - 01/25-05/10 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
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-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 48036 - 01/25-05/10   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 002 48977 - 01/25-05/10   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 37429 - 01/25-05/10   OFF CAMPUS  
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
    3 SEM 001 51267 10:00 AM-1:00 PM F 01/25-05/10 Oren, Tasha CRT 405 Word
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 35498 - 01/25-05/10 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 35499 - 01/25-05/10 Gorfinkel, Elena TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 35500 - 01/25-05/10 Martin, Andrew TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 35501 - 01/25-05/10 Oren, Tasha TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 35502 - 01/25-05/10 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 35503 - 01/25-05/10 Petro, Patrice TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 35504 - 01/25-05/10   TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 008 35505 - 01/25-05/10 Williams, Tami 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 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
Queer Cinema and Television
    3 SEM 001 53704 4:00 PM-8:00 PM M 01/25-05/10 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104  
Consent required to audit.

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

A graduate-level seminar in film theory.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 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
Space & Seeing: Visuality, Materiality, Visibility
    3 SEM 001 51731 4:00 PM-8:00 PM W 01/25-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  

 
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 48556 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Heck, Kalling MIT 195  
HU     DIS 601 48557 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/25-05/10 Cornish, Emily MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 48558 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/25-05/10 Cornish, Emily MIT 158  

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 48910 - 01/25-05/10 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 202 48646 - 01/25-05/10 Daigle, Allain 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.
HU   3 LEC 203 48871 - 01/25-05/10 Basa, Elaine 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 54733 - 01/25-05/10 Finch, Zachary 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 48507 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 48760 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/25-05/10 Danecki, Edward CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 48508 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/25-05/10 Danecki, Edward 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 001 49388 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/25-05/10 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 PDF

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 201 49389 - 01/25-05/10 Johnston, Jessica 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-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).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
US Independent Film
    3 LEC 001 53018 9:00 AM-10:50 AM TR 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  

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
British Cinema
    3 LEC 001 50629 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 01/25-05/10 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 PDF

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
Special Effects
    3 LEC 001 51574 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/25-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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
The Western
    3 LEC 001 51251 1:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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:
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
Trans-Media Narratives
    3 LEC 201 53014 - 01/25-05/10 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB  
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
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.

FILM-220: Basic Elements of Filmmaking (3 units; U ; FEE)

Pre-portfolio studio in 16mm film production.

Notes:
Prereq: Film 116(P), Film 117(P) & either 114(214)(P) or 210(P); or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LAB 801 30210 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 30211 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/25-05/10 Coyle, Lilly MIT B75  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.