Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Film Studies covers classical film aesthetics, surveys the history of world cinema, and takes an in-depth look at films from the United States, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Middle East, Russia, and the Spanish-speaking world.
Committee on Film Studies Y. Captain, H. Feigenbaum, K. Harvey (Chair), A. Hiltebeitel, P. Rollberg, N. Seavey
Explanation of Course Numbers
- Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
- Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
- Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
- The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office
FILM 2151. Film Theory. 3 Credits.
A reading-intensive immersion in classical film aesthetics and a survey of the theoretical and critical canon of cinema literature. Laboratory fee.
FILM 2152. Genres of Film. 3 Credits.
An exploration of the relationship between cinematic structure and narrative content in various types of film. Laboratory fee.
FILM 2153. History of World Cinema I. 3 Credits.
A two-semester sequence covering 100 years of international cinematic history from an aesthetic and political point of view. Laboratory fee.
FILM 2154. History of World Cinema II. 3 Credits.
Continuation of FILM 2153. A two-semester sequence covering 100 years of international cinematic history from an aesthetic and political point of view. Laboratory fee.
FILM 2155. Screen Writing. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the art and craft of screenwriting—concept, genre, character, structure, dialogue, scene/sequence construction, and, ultimately, the preparation of scripts and treatments for a variety of screen formats.
FILM 2156. Advanced Screenwriting. 3 Credits.
Advanced phases of screenwriting culminating in the preparation of a full-length screenplay, with contextual study of contemporary, international, and classical films toward a fuller appreciation of movies as a cultural whole.
FILM 3390. Screen Writing. 3 Credits.