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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 47904 - 09/02-12/11 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 47905 - 09/02-12/11 Kies, Bridget 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 48096 - 09/02-12/11 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 51330 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/02-12/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175 PDF
HU     DIS 601 47911 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Basa, Elaine CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 47912 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Basa, Elaine CRT 175  

FILMSTD-192: First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U ; HU)

The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.

Notes:
Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 SEM 001 53010 4:00 PM-5:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.

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.
LEC 205-401 - Sign up for any DIS 601-604

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 47913 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Gorfinkel, Elena MIT 191 PDF
HU     DIS 601 47914 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/02-12/11 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 47915 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/02-12/11 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 47916 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/02-12/11   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 604 50641 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/02-12/11   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
The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock
HU   3 LEC 001 52484 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Finch, Zachary BOL B64 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 48098 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/02-12/11 Martin, Andrew 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 46808 - 09/02-12/11   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-308: Film Styles: (3 units; U/G )

A stylistic analysis of film of major filmmakers made within the structures of particular genres, such as gangsters, musicals, westerns, horror, science fiction and studios.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 308 & FilmStd 308 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cult Films
    3 LEC 001 50681 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Gorfinkel, Elena CRT 104 PDF

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 202 54146 - 09/02-12/11 Williams, Tami TBA  
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
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 48093 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/02-12/11 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 48092 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/02-12/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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
The Undead: Nosferatu to the Zombie Apocalypse
    3 LEC 001 52799 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 PDF
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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 48094 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
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 48095 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
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 45283 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 002 45697 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 003 45698 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 004 45699 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 005 45700 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 006 47198 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 007 47199 - 09/02-12/11   TBA  
    1 - 6 FLD 008 47200 - 09/02-12/11   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 46809 - 09/02-12/11   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, & assoc dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 35172 - 09/02-12/11 Blasini, Gilberto TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 35173 - 09/02-12/11 Martin, Andrew TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 35174 - 09/02-12/11 Oren, Tasha TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 35175 - 09/02-12/11 Paik, Peter TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 35176 - 09/02-12/11 Petro, Patrice TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 006 35177 - 09/02-12/11 Williams, Tami TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 007 35178 - 09/02-12/11 Gorfinkel, Elena TBA  
Audit never allowed.

FILMSTD-700: Teaching Film Studies: (3 units; G )

Theory of and approaches to teaching film studies on the college level.

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
The Other Frankfurt School
    3 LEC 001 52727 3:30 PM-6:30 PM W 09/02-12/11 Petro, Patrice TBA Word

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 52834 3:30 PM-7:10 PM T 09/02-12/11 Oren, Tasha CRT 405  

 
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.
LEC 205-401 - Sign up for any DIS 601-604

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 401 44621 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Gorfinkel, Elena MIT 191 PDF
HU     DIS 601 44622 1:00 PM-1:50 PM R 09/02-12/11 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 44623 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/02-12/11 McCourt, Molly MIT 158  
HU     DIS 603 44624 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/02-12/11   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 604 44625 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 09/02-12/11   MIT 158  

ARTHIST-308: Film Styles: (3 units; U/G )

A stylistic analysis of film of major filmmakers made within the structures of particular genres, such as gangsters, musicals, westerns, horror, science fiction and studios.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. ArtHist 308 & FilmStd 308 are jointly offered; w/same topic they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cult Films
    3 LEC 001 50656 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 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 50722 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Xu, Jian CRT 209  
Post-Apocalyptic Literature & Film
HU   3 LEC 002 52781 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Paik, Peter NWQ G544  

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 48194 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Xu, Jian MER 248 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, or 203, OR LEC 404 AND any DIS 601-602

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 201 47289 - 09/02-12/11 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 47597 - 09/02-12/11 Kies, Bridget 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 48091 - 09/02-12/11 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 51329 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 09/02-12/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 175 PDF
HU     DIS 601 47658 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Basa, Elaine CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 47659 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/02-12/11 Basa, Elaine 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 47969 10:00 AM-11:50 AM MW 09/02-12/11 Martin, Andrew 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 202 54145 - 09/02-12/11 Williams, Tami TBA  
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 47216 4:00 PM-6:30 PM MW 09/02-12/11 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 46095 10:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/02-12/11 Schneider, Benjamin CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad credit only for this semester.

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
The Undead: Nosferatu to the Zombie Apocalypse
    3 LEC 001 52726 2:00 PM-3:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Martin, Andrew CRT 104 PDF
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
History of Animation
    3 LEC 001 47883 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
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 45227 12:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/02-12/11 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
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 37392 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Yeo, Robert MIT B91  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $50.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 51802 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 09/02-12/11 Coyle, Lilly MIT B75  
Special Course Fee: $50.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.