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Course Descriptions - Autumn 2019

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Autumn 2019


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
KNE 110 - SLN: 12687
Instructor: Eric Ames
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to authorship in the cinema. The work of a major director or directors.


TTh 8:30am - 10:20am
JHN 102 - SLN: 23115
Instructor: Yomi Braester
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to study of film and/or television genre. Literary, mythic, and historic aspects of film and/or television genre.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12689
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Equivalency for 200-level CMS courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 12691
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the analysis of film. Covers major aspects of cinematic form: mise en scene, framing and camera movement, editing, and sound and color. Considers how these elements are organized in traditional cinematic narrative and in alternative approaches.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
GWN 301 - SLN: 12692
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to the history and significance of genre in film and/or television. May examine one or a selection of several genres, drawn from a list including, but not limited to, the western, melodrama, musical, thriller, sitcom, film noir, and documentary. Topics include form, ideology, authority, history, innovation, and parody.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 22896
Instructor: Mal Ahern
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Film history from its beginnings in the 1890s through the golden era of silent film in the 1920s. Topics include the invention of major film techniques, the creation of Hollywood and the studios, and movements such as expressionism, constructivism, and surrealism.


MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
DEM 012 - SLN: 12694
Instructor: Claudio Mazzola
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines the cinema of a particular national, ethnic or cultural group, with films typically shown in the original language with subtitles. Topics reflect themes and trends in the national cinema being studied.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12695
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Equivalency for 300-level CMS courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MLR 301 - SLN: 12698
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Varying topics relating to film in social contexts. Offered by resident or visiting faculty.


W 2:30pm - 5:50pm
SIG 229 - SLN: 12702
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean

Provides a basic grounding in the theory, history, and criticism of film and media studies, and introduces central debates, topics, and methods in the field.


T 11:30am - 1:20pm
SAV 260 - SLN: 11968
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Reading, understanding, and enjoying literature from various countries, in different forms of expression (e.g., dramatic, lyric, narrative, rhetorical) and of representative periods. Emphasis on the comparative study of themes and motifs common to many literatures of the world.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SIG 134 - SLN: 11973
Instructor: Guntis Smidchens
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Folkloristics combines the methods and ideas of Literature Studies and Anthropology. Folktales (fairy tales), legends, jokes, songs, proverbs, customs and other forms of traditional culture are studied together with the living people and communities who perform and adapt them. Students learn the folklorist's methods of fieldwork (participant observation), ethnography, comparative analysis, and interpretation. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230; AWSpS.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 245 - SLN: 11975
Instructor: Mimi Nielsen
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MW 11:30am - 1:20pm
CMU 243 - SLN: 11976
Instructor: Barbara Krystal
GE Requirements Met: C, W

Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 115 - SLN: 11984
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating themes such as love, sex, and murder, haunted houses, and dreams and memory. Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
THO 125 - SLN: 11985
Instructor: Caroline C Simpson
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating themes such as love, sex, and murder, haunted houses, and dreams and memory. Selections drawn from European, English, and American literature, not limited to period and genre.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
CMU B006 - SLN: 11986
Instructor: Monika Kaup
Course Website
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Reading and analyzing literature based upon rotating genres such as sci-fi, detective fiction, romance, love, poetry, and comedy. Draws from world literature.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 11987
Instructor:

Equivalency for 200-level C LIT courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
LOW 101 - SLN: 11990
Instructor: Ileana Marin
Department Requirements Met: Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores Eastern and Western artistic trends and ideologies in Romanian culture, literature and film during the last 100 years. Investigates contributions to surrealism, dadaism, theatre of the absurd, and practices of resistance against communism, as well as women's roles in forging a post-Soviet identity. Introduces students to New Romanian Cinema and offers them the unique possibility to attend the 6th edition of the Romanian Film Festival in Seattle at SIFF Cinema Uptown (November 15-17) and meet with Romanian film directors and actors.  Taught in English.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 11991
Instructor:

Equivalency for 300-level C LIT courses taken on UW Study Abroad programs or direct exchanges.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
ART 317 - SLN: 23385
Instructor: Sasha Senderovich
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


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