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.

Fall 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 240 - W01 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:

41695 (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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 360 - 01 Videography: TV Prod in Field - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 303

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 303

Course Registration Number:

42130 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Peter B. Gregg

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 03 Introduction to Film Studies M - - - - - - 1800 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

42177 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gregory R. Winter

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 - 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

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 200 - 53 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - R - - - 1925 - 2125 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1925 - 2125

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

42180 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Gregory R. Winter

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

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

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

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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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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 170 - 01 The Music of Film M T W R - - - 1000 - 1300 BEC 110

Days of Week:

M T W R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1300

Location:

BEC 110

Course Registration Number:

10085 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Christopher S. Kachian

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.

Schedule Details

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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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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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Location Time Day(s)
COJO 332 - 01 Documentary - American Culture M - - - - - - 1800 - 2130 MHC 210

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2130

Location:

MHC 210

Course Registration Number:

22374 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Luanne J. Lippold

This course provides an overview of documentary television and film as part of American culture. Class sessions will focus on how to analyze and interpret claims particular documentaries make, while providing a foundation for understanding aesthetic, rhetorical, and political economic conventions that help shape the meaning of each documentary. To this end, this course will center on current theoretical dilemmas and debates in documentary filmmaking, including questions of how to define documentary, what constitutes the ethical treatment of documentary subjects and subject matter, and how documentaries construct and position audiences. We will explore the concepts of reality, truth and authority, through a variety of readings and viewings.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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.

Schedule Details

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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. Prerequisite: FILM 200 or Premission from the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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
ENGL 203 - W05 American Haunts - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30429 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Matthew B. Harrison

Although Gothic literature began in Britain, the genre found quick purchase in the U.S., where internal battles often exposed the young republic as an ill-stitched federation of parts, a Frankenstein body politic threatening to come undone. America as an ideal has been resuscitated again and again, but the revived dream still reels with recurrent nightmares. This class will examine how the Gothic has shape-shifted over time to represent the most chronic social conflicts in the U.S.: beginning with a slave narrative, we’ll proceed through texts that portray the legacies of racism and other uneven distributions of opportunity and power. Our discussions will remain sensitive to the dividing and unifying movements that continue to influence visions of America. Readings will include Harriet Jacobs, INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL; Octavia Butler, FLEDGLING; Shirley Jackson, WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE; and Richard Brautigan, THE HAWKLINE MONSTER; as well as short stories by Poe, Chesnutt, Bierce, Hawthorne, Faulkner, Welty, O’Connor, Bowles, and Carol Oates. Selected essays from AFRICAN AMERICAN GOTHIC: SCREAMS FROM SHADOWED PLACES, by Maisha L. Wester and AMERICAN GOTHIC FICTION, by Allan Lloyd-Smith, will supplement our primary texts. Films may include THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (Keaton, 1922); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (Siegel, 1956); and GET OUT (Peele, 2017). The writing load for this fully online course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 01 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30053 (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 - 02 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30262 (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 Introduction to Film Studies - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30054 (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 - 52 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30263 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

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Location Time Day(s)
FILM 297 - 01 Intro to Digital Filmmaking - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30041 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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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