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Course Descriptions - Summer 2017

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Summer 2017 A-term


MTWTh 11:30am - 1:30pm
SWS 038 - SLN: 10830
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
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.


MTWTh 10:50am - 1:00pm
EXED 110 - SLN: 10831
Instructor: Tamara Cooper
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Covers the vast changes in filmmaking since 1960. Topics include the continuing influence of the French New Wave, the New German Cinema of the 70s and the "New Hollywood" of the 70s, American independent film of the 80s, and the resurgence of Chinese filmmaking since 1980.


MTThF 1:30pm - 3:20pm
PDL C242 - SLN: 10833
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.


MTWTh 3:30pm - 5:40pm
MEB 235 - SLN: 10835
Instructor: Yuta Kaminishi
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.


MTWTh 12:00pm - 2:10pm
RAI 107 - SLN: 10618
Instructor: Douglas Anderson
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.


MTWTh 9:10am - 11:10am
DEM 002 - SLN: 10620
Instructor: Richard Boyechko
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.


MTWTh 10:20am - 12:30pm
LOW 116 - SLN: 10621
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA, W

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.


Summer 2017 B-term


TWThF 1:10pm - 3:20pm
JHN 022 - SLN: 14490
Instructor: Jose Antonio Lucero
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA, W

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


MTWThF 9:10am - 11:20am
CLK 316 - SLN: 10617
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Folktales (fairy tales), legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, customs and other forms of traditional culture are studied together with the living people and communities who perform and adapt them. Students learn the folklorist's methods of fieldwork (participant observation), ethnography, comparative analysis, and interpretation. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230; AWSpS.


Summer 2017 Full-term


MW 1:10pm - 3:20pm
SMI 407 - SLN: 10832
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
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.


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