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.

Intermediate Digital Video Production: Adobe After Effects
AS.061.233 (01)

This course will serve as an introduction to Adobe After Effects. Students will learn a variety of motion graphics techniques such as digital character animation, rotoscoping, motion tracking, chroma key compositing and automating 3D cameras. Through screenings and discussions students will gain insight into the myriad of ways After Effects is used in Film and Television. Throughout the semester students will complete several short video art projects.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:00PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Roche, Jimmy
  • Room: The Centre 239
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

The Cannes Film Festival: Introduction and History
AS.061.102 (01)

In recent decades, film festivals have become important venues for generating international audiences by simultaneously fostering aesthetic communities and creating marketing opportunities. This course considers the purpose and function of the film festival by examining the singularly influential festivals of Cannes. We will read about the culture, politics, and commerce of the festival, and compare Official Selection films with more the more unorthodox choices of the parallel sections: A Certain Regard and Directors’ Fortnight. Meets 5x during the semester. Required for students participating in the Cannes Study Abroad. Open to all.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • 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 70 years. Regular quizzes, writing assignments, class participation required. Mandatory film screenings. Lab fee $50.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:00PM - 2:50PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 6/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Film Production: Rediscovering Early Cinema
AS.061.150 (01)

This course presents several basic elements of 16mm film production. These include the use of a light meter, an understanding of camera lenses and how they function, and some basic aesthetic concerns. These aesthetic issues primarily involve shot composition and lighting. You will also learn basic concepts of film editing. You will be assigned readings from classical film theory texts (primarily from Jean Epstein and Sergei Eisenstein). These readings will closely align with specific exercises for each class. This coalescence of the practical with the theoretical is a vital component of the class. Lab fee $200.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 12:00PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room: The Centre 216
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • 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 and in groups to produce several video projects. For their final projects students will pitch an idea and develop a more complex film. Lab fee $100.

  • 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

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: F 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Reading the Moving Image
AS.061.238 (01)

This course will emphasize close observation and critical thinking. Through weekly screenings and class discussion, students will practice noticing; seeing and hearing with fresh eyes and ears, and taking nothing on screen for granted. And they’ll learn to reflect on and contextualize what they find, drawing evolved conclusions about how film texts communicate ideas and what those ideas may be. They’ll consider all elements of cinematic form; an array of analytical frameworks including genre, historical era, authorship, and modes of production; and representations of gender, race, and class. Regular quizzes, a short oral presentation, and a short written analysis. No prior experience in film studies required; majors and non-majors welcome.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings, W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room: MSE Library LRG AV
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Introduction to Film Theory
AS.061.245 (01)

This course offers an introduction to the major paradigms of film theory, covering how significant thinkers have conceived of the medium from its inception to the present day. Frequent film screenings help to illustrate key concepts. Topics include the classical opposition between formalist and realist film theories as well as critical approaches to narrative, spectatorship, and representation. Students are expected to enter the course ready to engage in discussion. Weekly film screenings. $50 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Poetry and the Moving Image
AS.061.263 (01)

Using P. Adams Sitney's text: The Cinema of Poetry, this course will explore the relationship between poetry and the moving image. When experimental film began to define itself in the 1950s and 60s the terms cine-poem and film-poem were ubiquitous as identifying avant-garde cinema. Poetic structures in the moving image will be studied in relation to language, images and formation of meaning. Students will independently research a poet who greatly inspired and influenced a filmmaker/moving image artist and write on that filmmaker's work. One moving image project will be undertaken and completed during the semester as well. Weekly assignments will include screenings, reading, writing, and or video work.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 3:50PM, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Introduction to Writing for Television
AS.061.266 (01)

This course will teach the basics of dramatic structure and plotting for the television series, with a focus on content designed for serial formats. Students will read analytical work on what makes a successful television series; dramatic structure; and effective characterization, and will engage in both critical written responses to readings and the creation of their own original five-episode series arc that will be drafted and redrafted, creating a complete mini-series with which they will leave the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:20PM
  • Instructor: Ward, Meredith C
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

Advanced Film Production: The mongrel film
AS.061.301 (01)

In this course, each student is responsible for the design and production of a short 16mm film. The film may be shot on color and/or black and white negative stock. The format is Super 16mm. The film may include sync and/or non-sync sound. The idea behind the “mongrel” film is for the student to incorporate a variety of genres within this project. These may include stylistic elements typically associated with documentaries, experimental, narrative, animation, and lost and found films. Students are expected to have previously completed AS.061.150 and an intermediate level film production class.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 11:00AM - 1:20PM
  • Instructor: Mann, John
  • Room: The Centre 216
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/6
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Narrative Productions
AS.061.356 (01)

Narrative Productions is a joint production course for JHU and MICA undergraduates who have completed Acting and Screenwriting for Narrative Productions (AS.061.348). Students work in teams to produce a narrative short from a script written in AS.061.348. Students are assigned a primary and a secondary role on the production or post-production of their chosen film. Students fill all roles from casting, producing, direction, design, cinematography, sound recording and editing. Throughout the course, instructors will facilitate contact with relevant films and film professionals to illuminate the key creative roles necessary in the making of a successful narrative film.  Instructors serve in an advisory role in the production of student projects, offering technical information and guidance throughout the filmmaking process. Students should be prepared to spend a significant amount of time outside of class working on their films.

  • Credits: 6.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: The Centre 218
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 16/18
  • PosTag(s): FILM-PROD

Teens On Screen
AS.061.347 (01)

This course will explore changing representations of adolescence in films from the 1950s to today across a range of mainstream Hollywood, independent, and international films. We’ll examine how this dynamic and misunderstood genre shapes and reshapes perceptions of youth, and we’ll discuss the frank and sometimes explosive ways teen films address difficult questions of race, class and sexual identity, often in the guise of “pure” entertainment. Recommended Course Background: Introduction to Cinema I or Introduction to Cinema II, or permission of instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:20PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Intermediate Screenwriting
AS.061.373 (01)

This course will explore strategy and process for developing a short screenplay from pre-existing literary or journalistic source material (short story, news/feature article, etc.). By exploring several “case studies” — feature films and the source material that inspired them — students will identify the practical strategies employed by professional screenwriters with the goal of employing such strategies with their own screenplay adaptations. Bulk of class will focus on designing, writing, and rewriting a 20-30 page screenplay, and sharing multiple drafts with the class (and with the professor one-on-one) for critique over the course of the semester. Each student should have 2-3 pieces of material under consideration for possible adaptation by the start of class. Discussions from time to time will also touch on the business of screenwriting. Students will be required to purchase a license for Final Draft screenwriting software for $99. Students are expected to have previously completed AS.061.205 or another lower level screenwriting class.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Rodgers, Adam F
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/8
  • PosTag(s): FILM-SCRWRT

French Masculinities
AS.061.397 (01)

Examines changing ideals of masculinity in France after 1960 as they found expression on film, rooting the work of iconic stars and directors in their cultural, political and historical contexts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Mason, Laura
  • Room: Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/18
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Stop-Motion Puppet Animation
AS.061.399 (01)

Students will create their own stop-motion models (puppets) based on a wire armature model. In small groups, students will design and create a simple set and make a short stop-motion movie using a DSLR camera. The question of "why animate" will be explored in student projects and responses to screenings. We will study the history of stop-motion puppet animation from Starewicz to Svankmajer to Nick Park.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Yasinsky, Karen
  • Room: The Centre 206
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/9
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Body in French Cinema; Sexuality, Physicality, Vulnerability
AS.061.340 (01)

This course explores how French films have interrogated the body. We will ask how they have attempted to come to terms with human physicality, desire, and fragility--and with the ability of cinema itself to move spectators emotionally and even physically. Themes explored will include sexuality, gender identity and disability. AS.061.140 or AS.061.141 or permission of instructor. $50 lab fee.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Roos, Suzanne
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

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
  • 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
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • 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
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • 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: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: 2/5
  • 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: 4/5
  • 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

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: T 10:00AM - 12:20PM
  • Instructor: Stine, Kyle J.
  • Room: The Centre 216
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/13
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

Senior Capstone Project: Production
AS.061.440 (03)

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: Porterfield, Matthew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • 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: 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 (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 (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 (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

Feminist Filmmaking: A Theory and Practice Workshop
AS.061.269 (01)

In this workshop for 10 students (no gender preference) documentary filmmaker and media theorist Bernadette Wegenstein and filmmaker and director of the Saul Zaentz Film Innovation Fund co-teach the fundamental principles of gender theory and feminism as applied to practical filmmaking. We will cover the history of women filmmakers, as well as embark on a concrete mini-production where students will be placed in the roles of writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors to make a feminist film. The anthology Feminist Film Studies(Hollinger) and Feminism and Documentary(Waldman/Walker) will be among the readings that our workshop is based on.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Porter, Annette, Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: The Centre 216
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • 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 (10)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Porterfield, Matthew
  • 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

American Landscapes on Film
AS.061.336 (01)

American setting and identity: the frontier, the city, the highway, the sea, the small town, the suburb, and outer space as represented in popular film from the silent era to the present.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM, S 7:00PM - 9:30PM Screenings, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Bucknell, Lucy
  • Room: Hodson 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): FILM-CRITST

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

Documentary Photography
AS.371.303 (01)

In this course, we will explore different genres of documentary photography including: the fine art document, photojournalism, social documentary photography, the photo essay and photography of propaganda. Field trips offer opportunities to explore Baltimore neighborhoods such as The East Side, Station North and Baltimore’s old Chinatown. Students will work on a semester-long photo-documentary project on a subject of their choice. Camera experience is a plus, but not a prerequisite. Digital SLR are available on loan for the semester. Attendance in first class is mandatory. Approval in this course will be considered after enrollment in SIS.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Berger, Phyllis A
  • Room: Mattin Center 204
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Cinema: The classics, the Forgotten and the Emergent.
AS.211.222 (01)

This course traces the history of Italian cinema from the silent era to the new millennium, highlighting its main trends and genres, and reflecting on the major transformations modern and contemporary Italian society experienced over the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. We shall examine iconic films such as Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura, and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma, that received international recognition and influenced other national, cinematic productions. We shall also look at the work of less famous, or independent filmmakers who received less critical attention. While this class takes an historical approach, it also includes a theoretical component and introduces students to the specificity of the cinematic language, examining films in relation to the mise-en-scène, frame composition, camera movements, editing, and sound. This class is taught in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

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 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: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • 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 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: De Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia Christina
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/2
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

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

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

Cinema of the 1930s: Communist and Capitalist Fantasies
AS.300.324 (01)

Comedy and musical comedy film flourished in the USA during the Great Depression as well as in the USSR during the Stalinist Great Terror. This course will compare films of the era in a variety of genres (musical, epic, Western, drama), examining the intersections between politics and aesthetics as well as the lasting implications of the films themselves in light of theoretical works on film as a medium, ethics and gender.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Eakin Moss, Anne
  • Room: Gilman 208
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

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

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.061.233 (01)Intermediate Digital Video Production: Adobe After EffectsT 12:00PM - 2:20PMRoche, JimmyThe Centre 239FILM-PROD
AS.061.102 (01)The Cannes Film Festival: Introduction and HistoryT 5:30PM - 8:00PMMason, LauraLatrobe 120
AS.061.141 (01)Introduction to Cinema, 1941-presentF 12:00PM - 2:50PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsDeLibero, Linda 
AS.061.150 (01)Introduction to Film Production: Rediscovering Early CinemaW 12:00PM - 2:20PMMann, JohnThe Centre 216FILM-PROD
AS.061.152 (01)Introduction to Digital Video ProductionTh 12:30PM - 3:20PMRoche, JimmyThe Centre 239FILM-PROD
AS.061.205 (01)Introduction to ScreenwritingF 3:00PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.238 (01)Reading the Moving ImageM 7:30PM - 10:00PM Screenings, W 3:00PM - 5:30PMBucknell, LucyMSE Library LRG AVFILM-CRITST
AS.061.245 (01)Introduction to Film TheoryTh 10:00AM - 12:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsStine, Kyle J. FILM-CRITST
AS.061.263 (01)Poetry and the Moving ImageM 1:30PM - 3:50PM, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsYasinsky, Karen FILM-CRITST
AS.061.266 (01)Introduction to Writing for TelevisionF 10:00AM - 12:20PMWard, Meredith CThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.301 (01)Advanced Film Production: The mongrel filmF 11:00AM - 1:20PMMann, JohnThe Centre 216FILM-PROD
AS.061.356 (01)Narrative ProductionsM 4:00PM - 10:00PMStaffThe Centre 218FILM-PROD
AS.061.347 (01)Teens On ScreenW 10:00AM - 12:20PM, T 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsDeLibero, Linda FILM-CRITST
AS.061.373 (01)Intermediate ScreenwritingTh 3:30PM - 5:50PMRodgers, Adam FThe Centre 206FILM-SCRWRT
AS.061.397 (01)French MasculinitiesT 3:00PM - 5:20PM, M 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsMason, LauraLatrobe 120FILM-CRITST
AS.061.399 (01)Stop-Motion Puppet AnimationW 3:00PM - 5:20PMYasinsky, KarenThe Centre 206
AS.061.340 (01)The Body in French Cinema; Sexuality, Physicality, VulnerabilityF 1:30PM - 4:00PM, W 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsRoos, SuzanneGilman 313FILM-CRITST
AS.061.440 (05)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionDeLibero, Linda 
AS.061.440 (02)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionYasinsky, Karen 
AS.061.441 (02)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesDeLibero, Linda 
AS.061.440 (09)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionRodgers, Adam F 
AS.061.440 (01)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionMann, John 
AS.061.440 (10)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionStine, Kyle J. 
AS.061.441 (04)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesMason, Laura 
AS.061.303 (01)Podcasting: Critical and Creative PracticeT 10:00AM - 12:20PMStine, Kyle J.The Centre 216FILM-CRITST
AS.061.440 (03)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionPorterfield, Matthew 
AS.061.441 (03)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesBucknell, Lucy 
AS.061.440 (07)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionBucknell, Lucy 
AS.061.440 (06)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionWard, Meredith C 
AS.061.440 (04)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionRoche, Jimmy 
AS.061.440 (08)Senior Capstone Project: ProductionMason, Laura 
AS.061.269 (01)Feminist Filmmaking: A Theory and Practice WorkshopT 1:30PM - 4:00PMPorter, Annette, Wegenstein, BernadetteThe Centre 216
AS.061.441 (01)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesWard, Meredith C 
AS.061.441 (10)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesPorterfield, Matthew 
AS.061.441 (05)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesMann, John 
AS.061.336 (01)American Landscapes on FilmM 3:00PM - 5:30PM, S 7:00PM - 9:30PM Screenings, Th 7:30PM - 10:00PM ScreeningsBucknell, LucyHodson 313FILM-CRITST
AS.061.441 (07)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesRodgers, Adam F 
AS.061.441 (08)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesRoche, Jimmy 
AS.371.303 (01)Documentary PhotographyF 2:00PM - 4:50PMBerger, Phyllis AMattin Center 204
AS.211.222 (01)Italian Cinema: The classics, the Forgotten and the Emergent.MW 1:30PM - 2:45PMWegenstein, BernadetteGilman 479INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.316 (01)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaGilman 75GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.211.316 (02)Brazilian Cinema and Topics in Contemporary Brazilian SocietyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDe Azeredo Cerqueira, Flavia ChristinaGilman 75GRLL-ENGL, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL
AS.061.441 (09)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesYasinsky, Karen 
AS.300.324 (01)Cinema of the 1930s: Communist and Capitalist FantasiesMW 10:30AM - 11:45AMEakin Moss, AnneGilman 208INST-GLOBAL
AS.061.441 (06)Senior Capstone Project: Critical StudiesStine, Kyle J.