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James Snapko

Instructor of Film Studies
Office
JRC 343
Phone
(651) 962-5696

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies/Lab - - - R - - - 1715 - 1915 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1715 - 1915

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

41135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

41111 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L02 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

41134 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - L04 Introduction to Film Studies - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 454

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

43438 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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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Location Time Day(s)
HONR 480 - 04 HONORS Sonic Scripts - - W - - - - 1800 - 1940 BEC 111

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 1940

Location:

BEC 111

Course Registration Number:

42321 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

James T. Snapko, Shersten R. Johnson

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10068 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
HONR 480 - 01 HONORS Internat'l Film & Music - T - R - - - 1400 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1400 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

10260 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian, James T. Snapko

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 350 - L01 Masters of Style-Great Directo - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

22575 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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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