Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes/.

Please consult the online course catalog for cross-listed courses and full course information, including courses that are offered on a rotating basis.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

FYS: Global Cinema in the 21st Century
AS.001.122 (01)

This First-Year Seminar introduces students to the intellectual life of the university by considering some of the riches of contemporary global cinema. After a brief introduction each week, you will watch the assigned film and read some texts to deepen your sense of how to analyze it and think about broader matters the director has taken on. During in-class discussion, we will consider what makes a particular film noteworthy, what the director seems to think about his/her national context, and how local issues intersect with broader questions about the human condition. How does the past shape us? What is justice? What is political action? Who are we responsible to? We will also consider aesthetics. What is a good director? How do we know we are watching good acting (especially when reading subtitles?) What impact do cinematography and editing have on our perception of a film? How do film makers speak to and quote one another?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room: Gilman 77 Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Cinema, 1941-present
AS.061.141 (01)

Introduction to Cinema provides an overview of American and international cinema from the post World War II era to the present. Through lectures and discussion, weekly screenings, and intensive visual analysis of individual films, we will explore the aesthetic, cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped the art and industry of film over the past 80 years. Regular quizzes, writing assignments, class participation required. Mandatory film screenings. Lab Fee $60.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Ward, Meredith C
  • Room: Hodson 311 Hodson 311
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/46
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Visual Storytelling
AS.061.147 (01)

This primer to screenwriting will emphasize the power of the image to deliver character, situation, and theme, and to advance even complex plots.  Students will analyze narrative films, compose their own still and moving images with cellphone cameras, and write several short dramatic pieces to be read and workshopped by the group.  They'll learn the basics of scene design and of screenplay format. For FMS majors in the screenwriting track, this course fulfills the Media and Narrative requirement . $50 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room: Greenhouse 113 Gilman 55
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/9
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Introduction to Film Production
AS.061.150 (01)

This course introduces students to basic considerations of shooting 16mm film. Through lectures and practice, the course approaches the basics of light meter readings, basic camera operations and shot composition. The course also highlights specific readings from classical film theory to augment weekly shooting exercises. Each week students, working in groups, shoot film exercises, providing a general overview of film production. For the final project, each group shoots and edits (physical edits) a short (3-5 minutes) film on 16mm black and white reversal film stock.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room: The Centre 216  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 2/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Introduction to Digital Video Production
AS.061.152 (01)

This course introduces students to the world of digital filmmaking. Through screenings, production assignments, and in-class labs, students will develop proficiency in digital cameras, sound recording devices, and software. Students will work individually to produce several video projects. For their final projects, students will pitch an idea and develop a more complex film.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 12:30PM - 3:20PM
  • Instructor: Roche, Jimmy
  • Room: The Centre 239  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Intermediate Film Production: Personal Essay Film
AS.061.202 (01)

In this course students will consider variations of the personal essay film, wherein filmmakers explore their own experiences, both real and imagined. These films constitute dialogues between filmmaker and world using subjective approaches, including but not limited to first person narration. Students will make a short (4-6 minutes) 16mm film from original and possibly archival footage; their own filmic essays based upon personal experiences. We will look at the works of several essay filmmakers including Ross McElwee, Jean Luc Godard, Chris Marker, and Su Friedrich.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 11:00AM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room: The Centre 216  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/8
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Introduction to Screenwriting
AS.061.205 (01)

In this course we will explore the basic principles of visual storytelling in narrative film as they apply to the design, creation, and revision of the screenplay. Specifically, we will focus on learning the craft of screenwriting — strategies, processes, and philosophies that writers can develop, practice, and rely upon as they progress through a series of screenwriting exercises and write three short screenplays, which will be critiqued in-class during weekly table reads and with the Instructor (one-on-one) during office hours. Select professional screenplays will be read and analyzed — and clips from select films viewed — to further explore what works well on the page, and how it translates to working well onscreen. Final Draft screenwriting software is required; a FREE 18-week trial will be made available for all students who don’t already have Final Draft.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

French New Wave
AS.061.229 (01)

An exploration of the major films and directors of the French New Wave that is also designed to help students consolidate their skills in the analysis of film. The course will examine the origins of the French New Wave, looking at the directors as critics and as passionate film fans, along with the institutional and historical context of the films. It will also ask how the French New Wave changed the process of filmmaking, and transformed the way we think about the work of the director--inspiring more vocations in filmmaking than any other movement in cinema history. Film screenings T 7:30-10:00PM. $40 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 3:50PM, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Roos, Suzanne
  • Room: Gilman 217 Maryland 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Women Making Films About Women
AS.061.248 (01)

This course will examine films (features and shorts) throughout the history of cinema beginning with Alice  Guy-Blaché . We will look at how form reveals content, thematic issues and how films relate to the culture and politics of the filmmaker. Filmmakers include Germaine Dulac, Nelly Kaplan, Marguerite Duras, Chantal Ackerman, Barbara Hammer and Nina Menkes. Readings include critical essays, texts by the filmmakers and fiction. Assignments consist of weekly papers on the films.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen (Karen)
  • Room: Gilman 413 Gilman 55
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Intermediality: Between Word, Image, and Sound
AS.061.271 (01)

This course explores film adaptation by considering how words, images, and sounds offer different affordances and constraints for creative expression. A central goal is to conceive of adaptation outside of typical discussions of fidelity to a source work and instead consider how different artistic media open up unique opportunities for storytelling. To this end, we will draw on a number of different intermedial translations, which may include from novel to film (The Night of the Hunter, from Davis Grubb’s book to James Agee’s screenplay to Charles Laughton’s film), from short story to film (The Turin Horse), from graphic novel to film (Ghost World) or television series (HBO’s Watchmen), from personal essay to documentary film (James Baldwin’s The Devil Finds Work and I Am Not Your Negro), from poetry to film (O Brother, Where Art Thou), from play to film (A Raisin in the Sun and My Own Private Idaho), from radio drama to film (Sorry, Wrong Number), and film-to-film homage (Far From Heaven and All That Heaven Allows). We will also delve into the vagaries of film-to-book novelizations and the curious case of concurrently writing film and book, as in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark’s collaboration on the film and novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (both adapted from a short story).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room: Smokler Center 213  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Podcasting: Critical and Creative Practice
AS.061.303 (01)

In this critical studies course with a creative component, students will learn about the history and cultural significance of podcasting, develop tools for critically listening to and analyzing podcasts, and learn how to research, write for, and produce podcasts. Examples will come from a broad sample of narrative, documentary, interview, and discussion-based podcasts. While no formal training in audio production is necessary to take the course, students will be expected to learn the necessary skills to create their own podcasts. In-class demonstrations of microphones, editing software, and approaches to sound design will be offered, and students are encouraged to take advantage of office hours for further help with audio production.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room: The Centre 206  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Advanced Video Production: Comedy Films!
AS.061.305 (01)

This course will be a hands-on, immersive, deep dive into executing comedic moments through cinematic tools and language. Through screenings and critique, we will analyze a diverse spectrum of films and television until we distill and synthesize that ineffable substance of what makes something funny. Subjects like “Spoof,” “Slapstick” and “Not Funny” will be covered. Students should expect multiple artist visits, time to edit in class and plenty of group discussion. Each student will create two short comedy films throughout the semester, and work collaboratively on a third. We will also have technical days devoted to operating advanced cameras such as the Canon C300 MK2. $100 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Roche, Jimmy
  • Room: The Centre 239  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

21st Century Television Auteurs and American Culture
AS.061.320 (01)

Since the rise of HBO in the late 1990s, cable, network, and streaming television has become home to a diverse range of "quality" shows that showcase strong perspectives by unique creators. These series creators work within an intensive commercial medium and a cultural context they speak to but cannot themselves determine. This course examines the relationship between the cultural milieu in which they create work and the show creator themselves. Featuring such examples as Donald Glover's Atlanta, Michael Shur's The Good Place, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe, Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project, and Terence Nance's Random Acts of Flyness, among others, it encourages students to engage in aesthetic critique as well as cultural analysis, with the ultimate end of making students better understand the relationship between television and auteur, and be better able to engage with the culture in which they swim via its media.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:30PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Ward, Meredith C
  • Room:   Gilman 55
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Contested Ground: The American West on Film
AS.061.326 (01)

Fantasized, mythologized, and revised: the cinematic west as landscape and idea through the lens of classical Hollywood and of contemporary independent women and indigenous filmmakers.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:20PM, S 7:00PM - 9:30PM Screenings, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room: Gilman 217 Gilman 134
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Labyrinths of Passion: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
AS.061.366 (01)

This course will explore a range of Almodóvar’s work, from the early films emerging out of La Movida Madrileña up to and including The Human Voice and Parallel Mothers, with particular emphasis on All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, and Pain and Glory. We will examine the director’s influences and antecedents—Bunuel, Hitchcock, Sirk, Cassavetes, among others—against the backdrop of Spain’s dramatic political and cultural transformation after the death of Franco. And we will closely analyze the characteristics that define Almodóvar’s status as an auteur: his groundbreaking approach to sexuality, queer politics and gender transformation; his innovative use of melodrama; and his dazzlingly eclectic visual style.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda (Linda)
  • Room:   Gilman 77
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Automatic Animation
AS.061.378 (01)

A hand-made, 2-D animation course based on ideas of automatism. Students will create their own animated movie during the semester with in-class animation exercises. Readings will included Dada and Surrealist texts, poetry and theory of poetics. Sounds ideas will be discussed and pursued related to the ideas explored throughout the semester. $125 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen (Karen)
  • Room: The Centre 216  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/8
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Advanced Screenwriting: Concocting the Thriller
AS.061.403 (01)

If you love watching thrillers — and believe you are possessed with the right blend of obsession, stamina and blind faith required to write one — then please join us for 13 weeks of screenwriting exploration as we tangle with this most beguiling and and satisfying of film genres. By semester’s end, you’ll have written a “killer” first act of a feature script, developed a detailed step outline for acts 2 and 3, designed a look-book to inspire yourself and future collaborators, and hatched a plan to see you project through to completion (on your own, or in a future class.)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (01)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (02)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen (Karen)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (04)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Roche, Jimmy
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (05)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda (Linda)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (06)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ward, Meredith C
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (07)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (08)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (09)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (10)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (11)

Permission required. Production track students complete an independent project. Should must have completed one advanced level FMS production course (POS tag FILM-PROD).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura, Roche, Jimmy
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (01)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Ward, Meredith C
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (02)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda (Linda)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (03)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (04)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (05)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (06)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (07)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (08)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Roche, Jimmy
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Capstone Project: Critical Studies
AS.061.441 (09)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen (Karen)
  • Room:    
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
AS.211.316 (01)

Course is taught in ENGLISH - This course is an introduction to the academic study of cinema as a communicative art and to Brazilian film. The films selected focuses on films from the late 1950s to the present and highlight import episodes and challenges in the advancement of the Brazilian society as well as its cinematic production with a special view to the film aesthetics through analysis from a number of critical perspectives, including class, race, gender as well as ethnicity, nationalism or national identity, colonialism, social changes, and the politics of representation. In this sense, the films and documentaries that we will be watching and studying encompass the period from the rise of New Cinema (Cinema Novo) up to films exploring the most recent trends, including movies launched up to 2019. Students wishing to do the course work in English, for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina (Flavia)
  • Room: Hodson 315  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/13
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian Society
AS.211.316 (02)

Course is taught in ENGLISH - This course is an introduction to the academic study of cinema as a communicative art and to Brazilian film. The films selected focuses on films from the late 1950s to the present and highlight import episodes and challenges in the advancement of the Brazilian society as well as its cinematic production with a special view to the film aesthetics through analysis from a number of critical perspectives, including class, race, gender as well as ethnicity, nationalism or national identity, colonialism, social changes, and the politics of representation. In this sense, the films and documentaries that we will be watching and studying encompass the period from the rise of New Cinema (Cinema Novo) up to films exploring the most recent trends, including movies launched up to 2016. Students wishing to do the course work in English, for 3 credits should register for section 01. Those wishing to earn 4 credits by doing the course work in Portuguese should register for section 02. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM. May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina (Flavia)
  • Room: Hodson 315  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/7
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film
AS.211.444 (01)

“Everything which we loved is lost! We are in a desert” – this emotional assertion was the reaction to Kazimir Malevich’s 1915 painting The Black Square, as the artist himself recalled it. This sentiment of fearing, warning and even witnessing the end of the world as we know it, will stand at the center of the course. We will study the literary and cinematic representations of this apocalyptic notion and investigate its theoretical, theological, physiological and aesthetic aspects. We will seek to trace the narrative dynamics as well as literary and cinematic means of apocalyptic representations in works from various periods, languages, cultures and religions. Among the issues to be discussed: what is the apocalypse, biblical apocalypse, dystopia and nostalgia, trauma and post trauma, war and the apocalypse, the Holocaust as the end of civilization, the atomic bomb, realism and anti-realism, political changes and the apocalypse in popular culture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Stahl, Neta (Neta)
  • Room: Krieger 302  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Documentary Photography
AS.371.303 (01)

In this course, we will explore different genres and approaches to documentary photography and the questions inherent to this mode of image-making like representation, storytelling, records and archives, journalism, community engagement, research and personal perspective. Baltimore neighborhoods and contemporary issues will provide inspiration for student work. Students will learn camera operation, photo editing and produce a final documentary project on a subject of their choice as the culmination of their semester’s work. Digital SLRs are available on loan for the semester. Attendance at first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Documentary Photography
AS.371.303 (02)

In this course, we will explore different genres and approaches to documentary photography and the questions inherent to this mode of image-making like representation, storytelling, records and archives, journalism, community engagement, research and personal perspective. Baltimore neighborhoods and contemporary issues will provide inspiration for student work. Students will learn camera operation, photo editing and produce a final documentary project on a subject of their choice as the culmination of their semester’s work. Digital SLRs are available on loan for the semester. Attendance at first class is mandatory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: The Centre 318  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.001.122 (01)FYS: Global Cinema in the 21st CenturyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsMason, LauraGilman 77
Greenhouse 113
AS.061.141 (01)Introduction to Cinema, 1941-presentMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsWard, Meredith CHodson 311
Hodson 311
AS.061.147 (01)Visual StorytellingT 3:00PM - 5:30PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsBucknell, LucyGreenhouse 113
Gilman 55
FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.150 (01)Introduction to Film ProductionF 10:00AM - 12:30PMMann, JohnThe Centre 216
 
FILM-PROD
AS.061.152 (01)Introduction to Digital Video ProductionTh 12:30PM - 3:20PMRoche, JimmyThe Centre 239
 
FILM-PROD
AS.061.202 (01)Intermediate Film Production: Personal Essay FilmW 11:00AM - 1:30PMMann, JohnThe Centre 216
 
FILM-PROD
AS.061.205 (01)Introduction to ScreenwritingTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206
 
FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.229 (01)French New WaveF 1:30PM - 3:50PM, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsRoos, SuzanneGilman 217
Maryland 202
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.248 (01)Women Making Films About WomenM 1:30PM - 4:00PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsYasinsky, Karen (Karen)Gilman 413
Gilman 55
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.271 (01)Intermediality: Between Word, Image, and SoundTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMStine, Kyle J.Smokler Center 213
 
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.303 (01)Podcasting: Critical and Creative PracticeM 10:00AM - 12:30PMStine, Kyle J.The Centre 206
 
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.305 (01)Advanced Video Production: Comedy Films!T 12:30PM - 3:00PMRoche, JimmyThe Centre 239
 
FILM-PROD
AS.061.320 (01)21st Century Television Auteurs and American CultureF 10:00AM - 12:30PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsWard, Meredith C 
Gilman 55
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.326 (01)Contested Ground: The American West on FilmM 3:00PM - 5:20PM, S 7:00PM - 9:30PM Screenings, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsBucknell, LucyGilman 217
Gilman 134
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.366 (01)Labyrinths of Passion: The Films of Pedro AlmodóvarT 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsDeLibero, Linda (Linda) 
Gilman 77
FILM-CRITST
AS.061.378 (01)Automatic AnimationW 3:00PM - 5:30PMYasinsky, Karen (Karen)The Centre 216
 
FILM-PROD
AS.061.403 (01)Advanced Screenwriting: Concocting the ThrillerF 1:00PM - 4:00PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206
 
FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.440 (01)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionMann, John 
 
AS.061.440 (02)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionYasinsky, Karen (Karen) 
 
AS.061.440 (04)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionRoche, Jimmy 
 
AS.061.440 (05)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionDeLibero, Linda (Linda) 
 
AS.061.440 (06)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionWard, Meredith C 
 
AS.061.440 (07)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionBucknell, Lucy 
 
AS.061.440 (08)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionMason, Laura 
 
AS.061.440 (09)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionRodgers, Adam F 
 
AS.061.440 (10)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionStine, Kyle J. 
 
AS.061.440 (11)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionMason, Laura, Roche, Jimmy 
 
AS.061.441 (01)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesWard, Meredith C 
 
AS.061.441 (02)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesDeLibero, Linda (Linda) 
 
AS.061.441 (03)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesBucknell, Lucy 
 
AS.061.441 (04)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesMason, Laura 
 
AS.061.441 (05)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesMann, John 
 
AS.061.441 (06)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesStine, Kyle J. 
 
AS.061.441 (07)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesRodgers, Adam F 
 
AS.061.441 (08)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesRoche, Jimmy 
 
AS.061.441 (09)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesYasinsky, Karen (Karen) 
 
AS.211.316 (01)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina (Flavia)Hodson 315
 
GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.316 (02)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina (Flavia)Hodson 315
 
GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.444 (01)The Apocalypse in Literature and FilmTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMStahl, Neta (Neta)Krieger 302
 
AS.371.303 (01)Documentary PhotographyTh 2:00PM - 5:00PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318
 
AS.371.303 (02)Documentary PhotographyF 10:00AM - 1:00PMBerger, Phyllis AThe Centre 318