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Course Descriptions - Autumn 2017

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Autumn 2017


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
KNE 220 - SLN: 12743
Instructor: James Tweedie
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors. C LIT 270, C LIT 271, C LIT 272 are designed to be taken as a sequence, but may be taken individually.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 295 - SLN: 12744
Instructor: Cooper T. S
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: DIV, I&S, VLPA

An introduction to the study of visual texts such as film, television, comics, or digital media. Focus on the representation of cultural differences including, but not limited to, sexuality, gender, ability, and race. Topics vary.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
ARC 160 - SLN: 12745
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
CDH 139 - SLN: 23321
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the history and significance of genre in film and/or television. May examine one or a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including, but not limited to, the western, melodrama, musical, thriller, sitcom, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.


TThF 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEN 113 - SLN: 12747
Instructor: Terri DeYoung
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


M
SAV - SLN: 12748
Instructor: Claudio Mazzola
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SIG 228 - SLN: 12749
Instructor: Cooper T. S
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core

Approaches film and related media as socially and politically engaged practice, with focus on screen media produced or received in "opposition" to dominant cultural and entertainment industry norms. Topics vary.


MWF 12:30pm - 1:50pm
SAV 155 - SLN: 22946
Instructor: Davinder L Bhowmik
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
GWN 201 - SLN: 12751
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


T 12:30pm - 2:20pm
GWN 301 - SLN: 12001
Instructor: Eric Ames
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Reading, understanding, and enjoying literature from various countries, in different forms of expression (e.g., dramatic, lyric, narrative, rhetorical) and of representative periods. Emphasis on the comparative study of themes and motifs common to many literatures of the world.


TTh 1:30pm - 2:50pm
GLD 322 - SLN: 12006
Instructor: Jason Groves
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Introduces the rich and complex relationship between science and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.


MWF 9:30am - 11:20am
CMU 243 - SLN: 12010
Instructor: Yasaman Naraghi
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TThF 9:30am - 11:20am
THO 202 - SLN: 12011
Instructor: Brad Gerhardt
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MWF 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 284 - SLN: 12014
Instructor: Andrea Delgado
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 404 - SLN: 12017
Instructor: José Alaniz
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
MGH 287 - SLN: 12019
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating genres such as sci-fi, detective fiction, romance, love, poetry, and comedy. Draws from world literature.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
SAV 130 - SLN: 12022
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Examines fiction, poetry, memoir, diaries, monuments, film, and pop culture from several languages and cultural milieus, with emphases on English and Hebrew. Topics include survivor testimony, shaping of collective memory, the second generation, Holocaust education and children's literature, gender and the Holocaust, and fantasy and humor as responses to catastrophe. May not be taken for credit if credit earned in NEAR E 441. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 318.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 304 - SLN: 23261
Instructor: Henry Staten
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MWF
SMI - SLN: 12025
Instructor: Ellwood Wiggins
Department Requirements Met: Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

The film as an art form, with particular reference to the literary dimension of film and to the interaction of literature with the other artistic media employed in the form. Films are shown as an integral part of the course. Content varies.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 132 - SLN: 23196
Instructor: Leroy Searle
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the modern world (approximately 1800-present) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
CMU B006 - SLN: 12029
Instructor: Olga Levaniouk
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with CLAS 424.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 107 - SLN: 12034
Instructor: Katherine Cummings

Offerings vary to cover individual theorists and particular manifestations of cultural criticism and ideology critique.


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