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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, 203, or 205 only; or enroll in LEC 404 & either DIS 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 59800 - 01/23-05/11 McCourt, Molly 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 59801 - 01/23-05/11 Koo, Hyojin 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 59802 - 01/23-05/11 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 205 63110 - 01/23-05/11 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 404 58990 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/23-05/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 59164 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/23-05/11 Brame, Patrick CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 59163 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/23-05/11 Brame, Patrick 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.
Enroll in LEC 401 & either DIS 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 60360 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Daigle, Allain BOL B46  
HU     DIS 601 60361 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/23-05/11   ROOM TBA  
HU     DIS 602 60362 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/23-05/11   ROOM TBA  

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   3 LEC 201 58863 - 01/23-05/11 Schneider, Benjamin 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.

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 59116 - 01/23-05/11 McCourt, Molly 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.

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 59117 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 01/23-05/11 Johnston, Jessica CRT 104 PDF

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 47635 - 01/23-05/11   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
Cinema and Digital Culture
    3 LEC 201 61109 - 01/23-05/11 Williams, Tami 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.

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 62620 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/23-05/11 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
South Korean Cinema
    3 LEC 002 62613 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Paik, Peter CRT 104 Word

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
Jarmusch, Lee, Bigelow, Linklater
    3 LEC 001 62618 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/23-05/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  

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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 62615 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  

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 58036 - 01/23-05/11 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 47636 - 01/23-05/11   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
Theory and Method in Film/TV
    3 SEM 001 60363 4:00 PM-7:30 PM M 01/23-05/11 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104  
Consent required to audit.

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 45788 - 01/23-05/11 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 45789 - 01/23-05/11 Gorfinkel, Elena TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 45790 - 01/23-05/11 Martin, Andrew TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 45791 - 01/23-05/11 Oren, Tasha TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 45792 - 01/23-05/11 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 45793 - 01/23-05/11 Petro, Patrice TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 45794 - 01/23-05/11   TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 008 45795 - 01/23-05/11 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
Surrealism and Revolution
    3 SEM 001 61569 3:30 PM-6:10 PM R 01/23-05/11 Hall, John CRT 466  
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
Storytelling and Media Industries
    3 SEM 001 63158 3:30 PM-6:10 PM T 01/23-05/11 Oren, Tasha CRT 405 PDF

 
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.
Enroll in LEC 401 & either DIS 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 58472 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Daigle, Allain BOL B46  
HU     DIS 601 58473 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/23-05/11   ROOM TBA  
HU     DIS 602 58474 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/23-05/11   ROOM TBA  

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 59000 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Xu, Jian CRT 309 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
Enroll in LEC 201, 202, 203, or 205 only; or enroll in LEC 404 & either DIS 601 or 602.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 58760 - 01/23-05/11 McCourt, Molly 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 58551 - 01/23-05/11 Koo, Hyojin 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 58730 - 01/23-05/11 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 205 63109 - 01/23-05/11 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 404 58428 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/23-05/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175  
HU     DIS 601 58651 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/23-05/11 Brame, Patrick CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 58429 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/23-05/11 Brame, Patrick 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 59114 - 01/23-05/11 McCourt, Molly 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.

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 59115 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 01/23-05/11 Johnston, Jessica CRT 104 PDF

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
Cinema and Digital Culture
    3 LEC 201 62619 - 01/23-05/11 Williams, Tami 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.

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 62622 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/23-05/11 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
South Korean Cinema
    3 LEC 002 62614 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Paik, Peter CRT 104 Word

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
Jarmusch, Lee, Bigelow, Linklater
    3 LEC 001 62617 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 01/23-05/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104  

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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 62616 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  

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 40215 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Yeo, Robert MIT B75  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 40216 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/23-05/11 Coyle, Lilly MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.