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College of Arts & Sciences
Film and Media Studies Program


Fall 2017

FAMS 110.001 Media Culture

Professor Laura Kissel
TR 4:25 PM - 5:40 PM; Screening: T 6:00 - 8:30 PM 
Analyze and contextualize our image-saturated media culture; develop a descriptive vocabulary for images; explore key concepts in and theories of audio-visual media. Apply media analysis skills to the art of media production. 
CC-AIU Aesthetic/Interpretive
CRN 22503 XLST MART 110.001 (LU)

FAMS 240 Introduction to Film and Media Studies

Closely analyze moving image media (including their sounds) and develop compelling written arguments about specific works. Required for the major and minor in Film and Media Studies. 
CC-AIU Aesthetic/Interpretive

Section 001

Professor Evren Ozselcuk
TR 11:40 - 12:55 AM; Screening: T 6:00 - 8:30 PM
CRN 22504

Section 002

Professor Evren Ozselcuk
TR 2:50 - 4:05 PM; Screening: T 6:00 - 8:30 PM
CRN22505

Section Y01

Professor Kelly Wolf
MW 3:55 - 5:10 PM; Screening 5:30 - 8:00 PM

CRN 22508

Section H01 (Honors Only) 

Professor Susan Felleman
TR 2:50 - 4:05 PM; Screening: T 6:00- 8:30 PM
CRN 22507

FAMS 300 Film and Media History

Survey the development of cinema and related media from the pyramids to the present, with an emphasis on mass media after the 1820s. Attend to the relations among key technological, cultural, and industrial changes, their causes and consequences. Develop core skills in media history research and interpretation. Required for the major and minor in Film and Media Studies.
CC-GHS Global/History (CAS non-US)

Section 001

Professor Mark Cooper
MWF 10:50-11:40 PM; Screening: M 5:30 - 8:00 PM
CRN 22508

Section H01 (Honors Only)

Professor Susan Courtney
TR 11:40-12:55 PM; Screening:W 5:30-7:25
CRN 22509

FAMS 350.001  Introduction to Comics Studies

Professor Mark Minett
MW 2:20 - 3:35 PM
Engage questions of formal design, industrial organization, historical development, cultural representation, legitimation, and audience practices. Explore a wide variety of periods, perspectives, and texts ranging from Donald Duck to Maus, The Dark Knight Returns to Fun HomeAkira to Astro Boy, Persepolis to Nimona, and Tales from the Crypt to The Walking Dead.
CRN22929 XlST ENGL 350.001 (F1) 

FAMS 470.001 Genre Studies: Mediating Race

Professor Susan Courtney
TR 2:50 - 4:05 PM; Screening:W 7:40-9:40 PM

Develop and explore key questions about race, justice, and media in the era of #BlackLivesMatter and President Trump. Analyze viral cell phone videos of police brutality and the increased visibility of white nationalism, and related histories of race at the movies and on TV—from The Birth of a Nation (1915) to The Cosby Show (1984-1992), The Wire (2002-2008), and Moonlight (2016)—to consider where we are now, how we got here, and strategies for moving forward.
CRN 25557 Meets with ENGL 439.001, AFAM 398.004 (53)

FAMS 470.002 Genre Studies: Screening China: Cinema and Nation

Professor Krista Van Fleit
TR 11:40 AM - 12:50 PM; Screening:M 6:00-8:30 PM
Explore the cinematic history of modern China. Examine how changes in cinematic representation coincide with differing representations of the nation. Interpret how filmmakers use different genres to portray China and its changing society from melodramas of cosomoplitan Shanghai in the 1920s to Maoist muscials, Fifth Generation art house fare, and more recent martial arts epics. 
CRN 27755 Meets with CHIN 355.001

FAMS 511.001 Topics in Film and Media: Tarantino 

Professors Lauren Steimer and Julie Hubbert
TR 1:15 to 2:30 PM; Screening T 6:00-9:00 PM
Explore the auteur theory via an analysis of the film and television work of Quentin Tarantino, a writer and as a director whose “distinct” style has been informed by an amalgam of national cinemas, film movements, “low” genres, and musical repertoires. Examine Tarantino’s work as well as the films that influenced each production, with a special emphasis on music and soundtracks.
Prereq: FAMS 240 or permission of instructor. 
CC-INT Integrative
CRN 22511 XLST MART591.001 (F2)

FAMS 511.H01 Topics in Film and Media: Complex Television

Professor Mark Minett
MW 3:55-5:10 PM; Screening M 5:30-8:00 PM
Explore "complex" or "quality" television as a set of television practices engaged in by producers and audiences and made possible by a confluence of industrial, technological, and cultural factors. Pursue questions of form, authorship, and legitimation. Emphasizes television from the last 20-25 years, but students will also be introduced to previous eras of quality television. 
Prereq: FAMS 240 or permission of instructor. 
CC-INT Integrative
CRN 25558 XLST MART 591.H01 (LW)

FAMS 555.001 Documentary Film and Media Studies

Professor Heidi Cooley
TR 11:40 - 12:55 PM
Examine the history and theory of documentary film and media. Consider questions of evidence, truth, and reality, as well as how documentary media incite emotion to leverage claims and mobilize action. Explore interactive documentaries (i-Docs), mobile-mentaries, VR platforms, and animated documentaries in addition to traditional documentary modes.
Prereq: FAMS 240 or permission of instructor
CC-INT Integrative
CRN 25007 XLST MART 595.001 

FAMS 598.001 Hong Kong Action Cinema

Professor Lauren Steimer
TR 4:25-5:40 PM; Screening: R 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Explore the transnational history of Hong Kong action cinema from its humble Shanghai beginnings to the Hollywood appropriation of both the martial arts aesthetic and the labor-power necessary to produce it. Engage a range of critical and theoretical approaches, from notions of national cinema to transnational cult audience reception.
Prereq: FAMS 240 or permission of instructor. 
GLD Global Learning and CC-INT Integrative
CRN 25006 XLST MART 594.001 (LV)