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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 LEC 201, 202, or 203, OR LEC 404 AND any DIS 601-602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 47133 - 01/26-05/07 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 47134 - 01/26-05/07 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 203 47135 - 01/26-05/07 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 44407 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/26-05/07 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175 PDF
HU     DIS 601 44927 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/26-05/07 Johnston, Jessica CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 44926 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/26-05/07 Johnston, Jessica 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.
Sign up for any DIS 601-602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 48926 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Gorfinkel, Elena MIT 195  
HU     DIS 601 48927 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/26-05/07   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 48928 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/26-05/07   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
Introduction to the Road Film
HU   3 LEC 001 44051 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 McCourt, Molly CRT 104 Word
Film, TV, and Sexuality
HU   3 LEC 002 48932 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 01/26-05/07 Kies, Bridget MER 315 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.
Sign up for any DIS 701-702.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 44782 - 01/26-05/07 Oren, Tasha 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     DIS 701 48930 - 01/26-05/07   ONLINE WEB  
HU     DIS 702 48931 - 01/26-05/07   ONLINE WEB  

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 44783 - 01/26-05/07 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 43892 - 01/26-05/07   TBA  
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
French New Wave Cinema
    3 LEC 001 47723 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Williams, Tami CRT 104  

FILMSTD-320: Studies in Film Authorship: (3 units; U )

The function of authorship in the cinema and/or in television; the roles of producer, director, screenwriter, and star.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 320 & FilmStd 320 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
Contemporary Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 49469 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Focus on: Jane Campion, Lynne Ramsay, Catherine Breillat, and Lucrecia Martel

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 49462 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/26-05/07 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  
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
Film Noir
    3 LEC 001 49466 9:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 01/26-05/07 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Science Fiction
    3 LEC 002 50658 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/26-05/07 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 Word
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 41980 - 01/26-05/07 Schneider, Benjamin TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 002 43936 - 01/26-05/07   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 43898 - 01/26-05/07   TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD 690(590): Seminar in Contemporary Film Theory (3 units; U )

Contemporary theories and criticism of cinema, from 1960 to the present. Theoretical approaches considered may include structuralism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, feminism, post-structuralism, queer theory.

Notes:
Prereq: sr st; English 390(P).
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 SEM 001 48929 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 01/26-05/07 Martin, Andrew CRT 104  
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, & assoc dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 32169 - 01/26-05/07 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 32170 - 01/26-05/07 Gorfinkel, Elena TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 32171 - 01/26-05/07 Martin, Andrew TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 32172 - 01/26-05/07 Oren, Tasha TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 32173 - 01/26-05/07 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 32174 - 01/26-05/07 Petro, Patrice TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 32175 - 01/26-05/07   TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 008 32176 - 01/26-05/07 Williams, Tami TBA  
Audit never allowed.

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
Colonial and Postcolonial Cinema
    3 SEM 001 49463 4:00 PM-8:00 PM M 01/26-05/07 Blasini, Gilberto 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.
206-401 - Sign up for any DIS 601-602

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 43157 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Gorfinkel, Elena MIT 195  
HU     DIS 601 43158 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/26-05/07   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 43159 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/26-05/07   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
The Gangster Film in the East and West
HU   3 LEC 001 44455 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Xu, Jian CRT 309  
Global Food Narratives
HU   3 LEC 202 49399 - 01/26-05/07 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-461: Film-Fiction Interaction: (3 units; U/G )

Growth and development of film in conjunction with literary devices (narrative, setting, etc.), novels, plays, biographies, and poetry. Mutual influences of literary and cinematic arts.

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Holocaust Testimonies
    3 LEC 001 44857 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Momcilovic, Dragoslav CRT 321  

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
Enroll in LEC 201, 202, or 203, OR LEC 404 AND any DIS 601-602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 43842 - 01/26-05/07 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 43357 - 01/26-05/07 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 203 43742 - 01/26-05/07 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 43036 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/26-05/07 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175 PDF
HU     DIS 601 43549 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/26-05/07 Johnston, Jessica CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 43037 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/26-05/07 Johnston, Jessica 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.
Sign up for any DIS 701-702.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 44780 - 01/26-05/07 Oren, Tasha 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     DIS 701 48922 - 01/26-05/07   ONLINE WEB  
HU     DIS 702 48923 - 01/26-05/07   ONLINE WEB  

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 44781 - 01/26-05/07 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
French New Wave Cinema
    3 LEC 001 47587 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Williams, Tami CRT 104  

ENGLISH-320: Studies in Film Authorship: (3 units; U )

The function of authorship in the cinema and/or in television; the roles of producer, director, screenwriter, and star.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 320 & FilmStd 320 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
Contemporary Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 49468 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Focus on: Jane Campion, Lynne Ramsay, Catherine Breillat, and Lucrecia Martel

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 49295 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/26-05/07 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
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
Film Noir
    3 LEC 001 48891 9:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 01/26-05/07 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.
Science Fiction
    3 LEC 002 50659 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/26-05/07 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 Word
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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 34195 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Add'l Special Course Fee: $50.00.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 34196 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/26-05/07 Coyle, Lilly MIT B75  
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Add'l Special Course Fee: $50.00.
Audit never allowed.