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Spring 2014

Introduction to Film (ENG 282)

MW 8:05 am- 9:55 am Mark Millhone

MW 10:15 am - 12:05 pm Andrea Mensch

MW 12:25-2:15 pm Andrea Mensch

Writing About Film (ENG 292)
DELTA (pending) Tom Wallis

Screenwriting (ENG 330)
M 6:00-8:45 pm Mark Millhone

Film Production* (COM 344)
T 6:00-8:45 pm Sarah Stein

Digital Video Production* (COM 357)
TH 10:15-11.30 am Jim Alchediak

History of Film 1940 - Present (ENG 374/COM 374)
TH 10:15 - 12:05 pm Devin Orgeron

Women and Film (ENG 378)

TH 12:25 - 2-15 pm Marsha Gordon

Film Theory (ENG 384)
MW 2:45-4:15 pm Ora Gelley

Contemporary European Cinema (ENG 492/IDS 496)

W 6:00 - 10:00 Ora Gelley

Hong Kong Cinema (ENG 492/FLS 495)

TH 2:25 - 4:15 pm Isaacson

War Documentaries (ENG 585)

T 6-10:00 pm Marsha Gordon

 

 

*permission of instructor required

**limited seats available for film majors--contact your advisor

SPECIFIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.

 

Summer 2014

Prague Institute Study Abroad

Study Abroad in Amsterdam

Fall 2013

Introduction to Film (ENG 282)

MW 10:15am - 12:05 pm Tom Wallis

MW 12:25-2:15 pm Tom Wallis

T 6:00-10:00 pm  Andrea Mensch

TH 12:25 -2:15 pm Andrea Mensch

Writing About Film (ENG 292)
MW 3:00-4:50 Tom Wallis

Screenwriting (ENG 330)
W 6:00-8:45 pm Mark Millhone

Film Production* (COM 344)
T 6:00-8:45 pm Sarah Stein

Internship (ENG 350)

Arranged  Tom Wallis

Digital Video Production* (COM 357)
TH 10:15-11.30 am Jim Alchediak

History of Film to 1940 (ENG 364/COM 364)
TH 10:15 - 12:05 pm Marsha Gordon

Film and Literature (ENG 382)
MW 3:00-4:50 pm Ora Gelley

Race in German Film (ENG 492/FLG 430)

TH 3:00 - 4:50 pm Michelle Eley

Genre in East Asian Cinema (ENG 492/IDS 496)

TH 12:25 - 2:15 pm Joseph Pallis

Film and the Archive (ENG 585)

H 6-10:00 pm Devin Orgeron

 

 

*permission of instructor required

**limited seats available for film majors--contact your advisor

SPECIFIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.

 

Undergraduate Courses

Writing About Film (ENG 292)
This course introduces students to various approaches to writing about film. The primary focus is on writing film criticism for non-academic audiences. Course activities include reading assignments, film screenings, discussions, in-class writing workshops. Students will compile a portfolio of film reviews of various lengths.

Introduction to Film (ENG 282)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of film analysis, including narrative, visual, and sound techniques. Through screenings, discussions, exams, and papers, students develop skills in identifying techniques, using appropriate film terminology to describe cinematography, mise en scène, sound, and editing, and constructing sound analyses and interpretations of films.

Introduction to Film Production (COM 344)
An introductory film production course. Students will learn to write, shoot, and edit short films.
Pre-requisite: ENG 330 and/or COM 267 and permission of instructor.

Film History to 1940 (COM/ENG 364)
A survey of international film history from 1896 to 1940, including early silent era short films, early narrative films, the development of the Hollywood studio system, and the transition to sound.

Film History Since 1940 (COM/ENG 374)
A survey of international film history from 1940 to the present, including important post World War II movements such as Italian Neorealism, The French New Wave, Third Cinema, the Hollywood Renaissance/New Hollywood, and the emergence of independent film in the 1990s.

African American Cinema (AFS/ENG 375)
Survey and analysis of African American film culture from 1900-present. Examination of pre-Hollywood, classical Hollywood, and Independent filmmaking. Particular focus on independent filmmakers’ response to dominant industry representations and the work of filmmakerswho seek to create a specifically African American cinematic style.
Pre-requisite: ENG 101

Women and Film (ENG 378)
This course introduces students to the rich international history of women's participation in the motion picture industry. Students will engage critically with essays about film history, women directors, and feminism.

Film and Literature (ENG 382)

Ways of adapting literary works to film form. Similarities and differences between these two media. Emphasis on the practical art of transforming literature into film. Attention to the impact of film upon literature.

Film Theory (ENG 384)
This course examines critical frameworks related to film art, the film industry, and film as a social institution from theorists and filmmakers from Eisenstein, Bazin, Deren, and Metz to Marxist, psychoanalytic, postmodernist, and feminist perspectives. Course includes readings and film screenings that illustrate and challenge theoretical assertions.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Film

Screenwriting (ENG 330)
A workshop course in screenplay writing. Topics include the conventions and format of the screenplay, constructing rounded characters, convincing dialogue, and effective scenes. Course assignments include short writing exercises as well as the serious and constructive critique of student work. Student are expected to complete a draft of an adapted or original screenplay by the end of the semester.
Pre-requisite: 6 hours in film and/or creative writing

Film Styles and Genres (ENG 492 and IDS 496)
A topics course with varied offerings every semester, which has included subjects such as: Contemporary American Directors, the Horror Film, Film and the Holocaust, Kubrick and Altman, Hitchcock and Truffaut, Film and Spirituality, Subversive Cinema, and the International Crime Film. Often this course is cross-listed with IDS 496 because of its interdisciplinary subject matter.

See TRACS for the topics offered in the current semester.

Film and Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS 496)
See English 492.

Graduate Courses

English 585: Graduate Topics in Film
Rotating topics course in film studies at the graduate level. Courses have included Feminist Film Theory, the Hollywood Studio System, and the Biopic.

English 587: Film and Visual Theory
Graduate course in theories of visuality (including philosophy, cognitive science, communication and media studies, and ideological theory) in relation to film and film studies.

English 591: Studies in National Cinemas
Graduate level course in topics such as Realism in International Cinema, Ireland in Film and Literature, and British Cinema.

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