Course Offerings

A variety of Film Studies courses are offered each semester. On the current semester and upcoming semester lists below, click on the course title to reveal the specific course description and instructor name.

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

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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Spring 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 240 - W01 Digital Imagery and Sound - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC LL13

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC LL13

Course Registration Number:

21263 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This class provides a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to create a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions, and audio productions. The class covers the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality. Prerequisite: COJO 111

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COJO 240 - W02 Digital Imagery and Sound M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC LL13

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC LL13

Course Registration Number:

22371 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

This class provides a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to create a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions, and audio productions. The class covers the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality. Prerequisite: COJO 111

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FILM 200 - 51 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - R - - - 1730 - 1930 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1930

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

20984 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

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)
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 208

Course Registration Number:

20983 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin O. Sauter

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 300 - L01 World Cinema M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 302

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 302

Course Registration Number:

20981 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Juli A. Kroll

In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film.

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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

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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MUSC 170 - 01 The Music of Film - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC 110

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

22643 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Ora S. Itkin

Film is a form of communication that can be analyzed in terms of its images, as a historical record, and as a critical statement of the audience for which it is intended. Film music is a discreet yet complementary component used in some way and to some degree by nearly every filmmaker throughout history. Through readings, class discussion, and extensive directed viewing of movies, this course will provide a framework for analyzing the images and the sounds of films throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will prepare and deliver oral presentations analyzing the images and sounds of select films. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

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Summer 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 51 Introduction to Film Studies See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

30054 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

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)
JRC 1261730-2130- - W - - - -
MHC 2101730-2130- - W - - - -
JRC 1261730-2130- - W - - - -
MHC 2101730-2130- - W - - - -
FILM 200 - L01 Introduction to Film Studies M - - - - - - 1730 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

30053 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

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)
FILM 200 - L02 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30262 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

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)
FILM 310 - 0 Filmmaking - T - R - - - 1300 - 1700 OEC 210

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

30450 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

James T. Snapko

This course is designed to introduce students to the filmmaking process, from script to screen. We will concentrate our attention on two main elements - understanding the technical concerns of narrative filmmaking (the apparatuses, learning camera functions and techniques, and using editing software), AND developing students' artistic voice through storytelling and film analysis. The course aims to strengthen students' ability to conceive and flesh out ideas that will lead to compelling, authentic, personally meaningful short films and give them the critical foundation of film study and production tools to execute their ideas. Students will begin to develop their own artistic vision and style through filmmaking.

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Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 240 - W01 Digital Imagery and Sound - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41485 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This class provides a foundation for producing digital photographs, videos and sound recordings that will enable the student to create a wide range of media texts, including journalistic multimedia stories, documentary films, dramatic or comedic productions, and audio productions. The class covers the basics of digital information, basic equipment operation, basic composition for still and moving images, high quality sound recording and basic digital editing, including digital storage and workflow. Students learn how to create digital media with an eye on technique and aesthetic quality. Prerequisite: COJO 111

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 360 - 01 Videography: TV Prod in Field - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41756 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course will examine the aesthetic and technical components associated with producing video projects outside of the television studio. Students will examine current theory and practice of field production and will engage in the conceptualization, execution and analysis of field- produced video. Prerequisite: COJO 260 or permission of instructor

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Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 03 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41783 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 - 51 Intro to Film Studies/Lab - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40999 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

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 - 53 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41785 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

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 - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40979 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40998 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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 - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

42350 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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)