James Snapko portrait

James Snapko

Instructor of Film Studies
Office
JRC 343
Hours
(Spring 2017) W 4:30-5:30pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5696

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 01 Introduction to Film Studies - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL07
CRN: 21218 4 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - W - - - - 1525 - 1725 JRC 126
CRN: 21219 0 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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FILM 350 - 01 Independent American Cinema - - W - - - - 1800 - 2130 BEC LL07
CRN: 22454 4 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko This course is organized around a topic or area of inquiry and allows students to view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films that engage with the topic of inquiry in depth. The course entails engaged viewing of films in and outside of class, reading of several critical articles per week, writing a weekly film journal, completing quizzes and a midterm, completing research papers, and active in-class participation. Possible subject areas may include cinema and social or political conflict, cinema and the environment, cinema and science fiction, or a focus on the work of a particular director or genre. Course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: FILM 200 or permission from the instructor.

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Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 297 - 01 Intro to Digital Filmmaking - T - R - - - 1730 - 2130 BEC LL07
CRN: 30063 4 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule

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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 01 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 414
CRN: 41162 4 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies/Lab - - - R - - - 1715 - 1915 JRC 126
CRN: 41194 0 Credit Hours Instructor: James T. Snapko FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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