Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Film Studies


A broad introduction to the study of films that will teach the basic vocabulary of film studies, provide an overview of the types of film and videos being made, and examine various critical approaches. By considering a variety of texts, students will learn to analyze and discuss film and video.

Extra Information: 5 hours including screening.

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What is a blockbuster? What is a cult film? What is digital cinema? Discover the answers to these questions and others in a broad introduction to the study of cinema. Students will learn the basic vocabulary of film studies and gain an informed understanding of the different critical approaches to film analysis.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 1020E.

Extra Information: 5 hours including screening.

Course Weight: 1.00
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King's

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What is a blockbuster? What is a cult film? What is digital cinema? Discover the answers to these questions and others in a broad introduction to the study of cinema. Students will learn the basic vocabulary of film studies and gain an informed understanding of the different critical approaches to film analysis.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 1020E.

Extra Information: 5 hours including screening.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Western Main Campus

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This course examines the history, technology, and forms of television in the U.S. The course analyzes distinctive elements of televisual form (flow, liveness, seriality, advertising); TV's key genres (soap, sitcom, drama, news, reality); modes of reception (fandom, distraction, surfing); as well as television's construction of social difference in America.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2194A/B if taken in 2009-10.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In this course contemporary documentary, fictional and short Canadian films are studied. Topics include industrial factors; historical influences; the aesthetics of new narratives; the innovations of Canadian documentarians; experimental work in new media; the short film; internationalist, nationalist, regionalist and multicultural debates.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course offers students a survey of Disney's animated features, non-theatrical films and propaganda film shorts. Students will study Disney film's relationship to art, society and politics and examine constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in Disney's filmmaking.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2196A/B, if taken in 2016-2017.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course focuses on the history and techniques of German propaganda under National Socialism. We will cover major propaganda campaigns and the restructuring of mass media: film, radio, newsreel, and print. Topics may include: Nazi feature film, newsreel and documentary, and the discourse on jazz and degenerate art.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2191F/G, if taken in 2015-2016; Film Studies 2191F/G or CLC 2191F/G if taken in 2009-2010.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Offering an overview of cinemas of disaster from Hollywood and beyond, this course analyzes representative films from a number of different perspectives in relation to such issues as gender, sexuality, race, the family, and the environment and considers the cinematic technologies that have defined and influenced the genre's development.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2194A/B, if taken in 2016-2017; Film Studies 2197A/B, if taken in 2013-2014; Film Studies 2191F/G, if taken in 2011-2012.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores the power of animation in film, with a particular emphasis on Japan. Students will study Japanese anime franchises as artistic expressions, as industrial products with relations to other cultural forms, and as objects through which consumers construct their social lives.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2198A/B, if taken in 2016-2017; Film Studies 2198A/B, if taken in 2014-2015.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course considers how this horror subgenre has developed over the past century and why it continues to resonate with filmmakers and filmgoers. Using various approaches, we'll examine the cultural anxieties the films raise in relation to such issues as gender, sexuality, race, capitalism, technology, religion, and the environment.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2194A/B, if taken in 2012-2013 or 2015-2016; Film Studies 2196A/B, if taken in 2013-2014.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours, 1 3-hour screening.

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Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours, 1 3-hour screening

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Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours, 1 3-hour screening

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Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours, 1 3-hour screening.

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Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours, 1 3-hour screening.

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This course will build on skills and knowledge acquired in Film 1022 to engage students in the critical practices involved in reading various genres of writing in Film Studies. In addition to writing their own film reviews, students will learn research skills that prepare them for writing critical essays on cinema.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours; 3 screening hours.

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This course offers an in-depth examination of a specific national film culture or related group of cultures. The course may address the entire cinematic history of a specific nation-state, be narrowed by a historical period, mode or region within a national cinema, or extended across national borders.

Antirequisite(s) at King's campus: Film Studies 2243F/G and Film Studies 2244E (may be waived by permission of the Department).

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022, and at least 60% in all subsequent Film Studies courses, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course offers an in-depth examination of a specific national film culture or related group of cultures. The course may address the entire cinematic history of a specific nation-state, be narrowed by a historical period, mode or region within a national cinema, or extended across national borders.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3- hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A survey of the history of world cinema, with a focus on postwar film cultures in areas such as Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Students will study films as expressive audiovisual texts and examine larger social, economic, and cultural patterns of influence in the global cultural economy.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2251E.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course traces a history of American film from the silent period to the end of the studio era. Topics include the establishment of the Hollywood style, major directors/genres, as well as key industrial, technological, and cultural factors in the development of Hollywood cinema.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2253E.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course looks at Canadian cinema in relation to the category label, national cinema. What is the value of a national cinema? What is the popular imagination? How do the films speak to us about Canada, its history, its people and its politics?

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course is rooted in an auteurist approach to the works of a few major directors, and will consider both the manner in which these directors' personalities are thematically and stylistically expressed in their films, and how their films represent major developments or movements in film aesthetics and history.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022, and at least 60% in all subsequent Film Studies courses, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3-hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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In this course students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the role film plays in shaping popular culture. Topics may include: children's film, dystopian film, and fantasy film.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours and a 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course offers an in-depth examination of a specific national film culture or related group of cultures. The course may address the entire cinematic history of a specific nation-state, be narrowed by a historical period, mode or region within a national cinema, or extended across national borders.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course introduces students to Contemporary German Cinema after unification. Topics include the "Berlin School" and transnational film production, Ostalgie, European identity, migration, and historical memory. The relationship to the auteurism of post-war New German Cinema will also be examined.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2242F/G, if taken in 2016-2017, German 2261F/G, or Comparative Literatures and Culture 2292F/G, if taken in 2015-2016, the former Film Studies 2243F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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A survey of Japanese cinema from its prehistory to the work of contemporary transnational auteurs. Students will study films in their historical and aesthetic contexts, and in relation to specific topics in film studies. For example: traditional aesthetics; the war film and propaganda; postwar melodrama; J-Horror; and anime.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2240F/G; Film Studies 2243G, if taken in 2015-2016; Film Studies 2243F/G, if taken in 2013-2014; Film Studies 2245F/G, if taken in 2012-2013.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course examines the economic, aesthetic, and ideological transformations in American film from the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s to the contemporary era of conglomeration, globalization, and digital media. Topics include the fall of the Production Code, the Hollywood Renaissance, American independent cinema, and the global blockbuster.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2242F/G in 2017; Film Studies 2254E in 2013-2015.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course will explore the history, politics, and aesthetics of queer film, particularly the representation of queer culture and identity as well as the policing of non-normative sexualities. Course topics may include: Hollywood and the Celluloid Closet, queer independent cinema, and transgender film.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2259F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course offers an in-depth examination of a specific topic or topics in the audio-visual representation of gender and sexuality. The course may be narrowed by a focus on a specific national or regional cinema, a historical period or genre, or a particular theme or issue in audio-visual representation.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department, or the former Film Studies 2255E.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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An exploration of a variety of marginal film practices and modes of production through an historical consideration of the major trends and developments in European, American, and Canadian avant-garde. Films will be analyzed in relation to the theoretical issues they raise, specifically, feminist theory and practice, film formalism, and spectatorship.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2256F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3-hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course explores the history and development of Science Fiction cinema from the silent period to today’s CGI-saturated spectacles. Major themes include: the aesthetics of science fiction, modernity and social change, utopias/dystopias, technophobia/technophilia, identity/otherness, biopolitics, afrofuturism, set design, special effects and the “cinema of attractions”.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2257F/G; the former Film Studies 2260F/G, if taken in 2015-2016 or 2016- 2017.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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With an emphasis on questions of genre and gender, this course pays close attention to cinematic constructions of the home, site of the family, as a symbolic structure of identity. Relationships between the family, domestic space, and the space of the nation will be a central focus.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 3360F/G, if taken in 2013-2014 or 2015-2016.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course examines a specific film genre or cycle, focusing on its historical contexts and development and its aesthetic, cultural and political significance.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course examines stardom in its cultural, historical, industrial, and national contexts. The course may examine the development of the star system in a specific national context, focus on a particular star or stars, a historical period or movement, or a specific theoretical aspect of the star phenomenon.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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Musical films are one of the most enduring forms of cinema, in Hollywood and around the world. This course explores the range of musical films, from all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas to the eruption of "musical moments" in popular films, art cinema, and the avant-garde.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 3360F/G, if taken in 2016-2017.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course examines how race is inscribed in cinema and intersects with local and global networks of power and resistance. Topics might include: race and representation, the colonial stereotype and Orientalism, racial passing and masquerade, Black independent cinema, Afrofuturism, Blaxploitation, racial hybridity and post-race discourses.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course examines aesthetic, generic, and theoretical approaches to the representation of the Vietnam War in film from the 1950s to the present. Key topics include: Vietnam war cinema; television and the Vietnam War; veteran narratives; and the mediation in film of history, trauma, and militancy in this conflict. Antirequisite: Film Studies 3330F/G or American Studies 3330F/G, if taken in 2010-2011 or 2011-2012.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course investigates key periods, forms, and figures in American quality television. Topics include how television has been framed in relation to literature, theater, and cinema; how quality television engages with cultural hierarchies; the role of cable TV; and quality television's attention to social conflicts and debates in postwar American culture.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 3360F/G if taken in 2010-11.

Prerequisite(s): Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course examines the narrative and aesthetic innovations of film noir in relation to its literary origins and cinematic influences. Tending to key figures such as the hard-boiled detective and the femme fatale, the course will chart the development and revision of noir from WWII to the present.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course will explore the stylistic functions of basic film elements, e.g., camera movement, editing, sound, and colour, through the analysis and production of films.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film Studies 2270F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3-hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course will investigate major writings in classical and contemporary film theory, including the realism-formalism debate, auteurism, semiotics, psychoanalysis, structuralism, post-structuralism, feminist film theory, cultural studies, affect theory, and digital culture.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1-3 hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course provides an opportunity for advanced formal investigation of film, including historical and conceptual debates on style, and technological developments like digital processes. Students may complete course requirements with a short video.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course will introduce students to theories of nationalism and national identity, to determine how they influence our understanding of national cinemas. Issues such as colonialism, postcolonialism, imperialism, multiculturalism, regionalism, and globalization will be explored through reading political and cultural essays. The course will examine one or two national cinemas.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1-3 hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course will examine the development of film documentary, from Lumière in the 1890s to the modern docudrama.

Antirequisite(s): The former Film 2275F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3-hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course focuses on Japanese cinema as part of a global `new wave' of films in the 1960s that scandalized audiences with unsettling representations of sex, violence, and politics. Students will debate the ethics and aesthetics of new wave films, and discover the role of the films in creating film studies.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2242F/G, if taken in 2015-2016; the former Film Studies 2243F/G, if taken in 2013-2014.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course will focus on the sensational origins of cinema in Germany. Topics may include the transition from "attractions" to narrative; the history of film exhibition; the early star system; Expressionist horror, gender and genre; early film theory and the auteur/art film; and/or modernity.

Antirequisite(s): German 3321B or the former Film Studies 2246F/G, if taken in 2015-2016; the former Film Studies 2243F/G, if taken in 2011-2012.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture/screening.

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This course is rooted in an auteurist approach to the works of a few major directors, and will consider both the manner in which these directors' personalities are thematically and stylistically expressed in their films, and how their films represent major developments or movements in film aesthetics and history.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 2295F/G.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 3-hour lecture/screening, 2 lecture/seminar hours.

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This course focuses on German directors and actors who emigrated to the U.S. before and after the Nazi seizure of power, including Fritz Lang, Marlene Dietrich and Ernst Lubitsch. Topics include: expressionism, film noir, diaspora/exile, historical trauma, the anti-Nazi film/anti-fascist aesthetics, the Hollywood studio system, importing/exporting entertainment.

Antirequisite(s): Film Studies 3330F/G or American Studies 3330F/G, if taken in 2012-2013; Film Studies 2242F/G, if taken in 2010-2011; the former Film Studies 2216F, if taken in 2008-2009, the former Film Studies 2297F/G; the former Film Studies 2224F/G, if taken in 2016-2017 or 2015- 2016.

Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in Film Studies 1020E or Film Studies 1022 or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture/seminar hours, 1 3-hour lecture.

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Individual instruction in the selection of a topic, the preparation of materials, and the writing of a thesis. Students who wish to take this course must apply to the Chair of the Department. The course is restricted to students in fourth year of an Honors Specialization in Film Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in fourth year of an Honors Specialization in Film Studies and permission of the Department. Permission is normally granted only to students having at least a high "B" average.

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The third course in the Film Department's Aesthetics progression, the seminar provides students with the opportunity to further develop their skills in film and video production.

Prerequisite(s): The former Film Studies 3370F/G.

Extra Information: 5 hours. Note: Enrollment is limited to ten students and based on the submission of a portfolio of creative work and a statement of purpose.

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The course provides an intensive and advanced examination of a particular significant film-theoretical issue or body of theoretical work.

Prerequisite(s): Film Studies 3371F/G.

Extra Information: 5 hours.

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The topics will vary from year to year. Topics will come from specific areas of film studies (theory, criticism, history).

Prerequisite(s): Film Studies 3371F/G, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 5 hours.

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The topics will vary from year to year. Topics will come from specific areas of film studies (theory, criticism, history).

Prerequisite(s): Film Studies 3371F/G, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 5 hours.

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Third or fourth year students enrolled in a honors, major or specialization in Film Studies, who have a modular average of 75% are eligible for an internship within an approved media-related organization. The student must find a faculty supervisor willing to oversee and grade his/her final paper.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Course Weight: 0.50
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