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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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201 51426 - 01/22-05/10 Brame, Patrick ONLINE WEB  
A 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 (FEE) 3 LEC 202 51427 - 01/22-05/10 Doro, Paul ONLINE WEB PDF
A 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 (FEE) 3 LEC 203 51428 - 01/22-05/10 Basa, Elaine ONLINE WEB PDF
A 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 50827 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary CRT 175 Word
HU     DIS 601 50960 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/22-05/10 Hayward, Joni CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 50959 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/22-05/10 Hayward, Joni 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 51827 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10   MIT 361  
HU     DIS 601 51828 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/22-05/10   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 51829 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/22-05/10   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
Business on Film
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201 50729 - 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary ONLINE WEB Word
A 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 001 50920 9:00 AM-10:50 AM MW 01/22-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  
No Auditors Allowed.

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 47275 - 01/22-05/10   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).
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Cinema and Digital Culture
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52253 - 01/22-05/10 Williams, Tami ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
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. CompLit 316, 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 OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Contemporary Chinese Cinema
    3 LEC 001 52830 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Xu, Jian CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

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
Hitchcock and Beyond
    3 LEC 001 52828 11:00 AM-1:30 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.

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
Horror (1985-present)
    3 LEC 001 52825 1:00 PM-3:30 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104  
Undergrad only this semester.
Audit never allowed.

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 54654 11:00 AM-12:50 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Kies, Bridget CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad only this semester.
Audit never allowed.

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
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 54227 - 01/22-05/10 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Audit never allowed.

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 50039 - 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary ROOM 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 47276 - 01/22-05/10   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
Women Directors
    3 SEM 001 51830 4:00 PM-7:30 PM W 01/22-05/10 Williams, Tami 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 & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 45504 - 01/22-05/10 Blasini, Gilberto ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 002 45505 - 01/22-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 003 45506 - 01/22-05/10 Williams, Tami ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 004 45507 - 01/22-05/10 Paik, Peter ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.
    1 - 3 IND 005 45508 - 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary ROOM 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 9 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 Cinemas
    3 SEM 001 53207 4:00 PM-8:00 PM T 01/22-05/10 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
No audit allowed this semester.

 
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 50408 1:00 PM-2:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10   MIT 361  
HU     DIS 601 50409 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 01/22-05/10   MIT 158  
HU     DIS 602 50410 4:00 PM-4:50 PM R 01/22-05/10   MIT 158  

COMPLIT-233: Literature and Film: (3 units; U ; HU)

Themes, styles, and ideology in cinematic and literary texts.

Notes:
May be retaken 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 50836 4:00 PM-5:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Xu, Jian CRT 209  

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 (FEE) 3 LEC 201 50654 - 01/22-05/10 Brame, Patrick ONLINE WEB  
A 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 (FEE) 3 LEC 202 50474 - 01/22-05/10 Doro, Paul ONLINE WEB PDF
A 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 (FEE) 3 LEC 203 50629 - 01/22-05/10 Basa, Elaine ONLINE WEB PDF
A 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 50374 1:00 PM-4:15 PM M 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary CRT 175 Word
HU     DIS 601 50563 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 01/22-05/10 Hayward, Joni CRT 175  
HU     DIS 602 50375 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 01/22-05/10 Hayward, Joni 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 50918 9:00 AM-10:50 AM MW 01/22-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word

ENGLISH-312: Topics in Film Studies: (3 units; U )

Study of stylistic, generic, historical, or theoretical issues in film studies.

Notes:
May be retaken 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
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52829 - 01/22-05/10 Williams, Tami ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Audit never allowed.

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. CompLit 316, 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 OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Contemporary Chinese Cinema
    3 LEC 001 52832 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Xu, Jian CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

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:
May be retaken 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
Hitchcock and Beyond
    3 LEC 001 52827 11:00 AM-1:30 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Finch, Zachary CRT 104 Word
Audit never allowed.

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:
May be retaken 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
Horror (1985-present)
    3 LEC 001 52826 1:00 PM-3:30 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Szczepaniak-Gillece, Jocelyn CRT 104 Word
Undergrad only this semester.
Audit never allowed.

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 54653 11:00 AM-12:50 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Kies, Bridget CRT 104 PDF
Undergrad only this semester.
Audit never allowed.

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:
May be retaken 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
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 54210 - 01/22-05/10 Moulthrop, Stuart ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
Audit never allowed.

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 40383 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Yeo, Robert MIT B95  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.
  (FEE) 3 LAB 802 40384 11:00 AM-12:50 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Coyle, Lilly MIT B75  
Add'l Special Course Fee: $120.00.
Additional Tuition $65.40.
Audit never allowed.

LACUSL-200: Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies: (3 units; U )

Various topics that integrate the experiences of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ populations, environments, and/or cultures.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Counts as repeat of LACS/Latino 200 w/same topic. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
LatinX Id Films 90-2010
    3 LEC 201 55129 - 01/22-05/10 Basa, Elaine ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.