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Course Descriptions - Spring 2020

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Spring 2020


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101 - SLN: 12276
Instructor: James Tweedie
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduction to film form, style, and techniques. Examples from silent film and from contemporary film.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
SMI 120 - SLN: 12277
Instructor: Jennifer M. Bean
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: 12278
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
OUG 141 - SLN: 12279
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examines cultural expressions and aesthetic formations across media forms, with an emphasis on electronic and digital media. Media arts analyzed vary, including but not limited to comics, cell-phones, mash-ups, games, electronic literature, video installations, photography, and soundscapes.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 058 - SLN: 12282
Instructor: Yomi Braester
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
DEN 259 - SLN: 12283
Instructor: Mal Ahern
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Study of new media histories and methodologies for research, with particular emphasis on new and emergent technologies such as the Internet and other digital forms. Specific media to be analyzed vary.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 12284
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
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.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 307 - SLN: 12286
Instructor: Warren Etheredge
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Students develop collaborative critical and creative skills; studying screenwriting manuals and techniques; adapt stories for screenplays; and/or write synopses, treatments, and first acts of their own screenplays.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12287
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


TTh 9:30am - 11:20am
MGH 231 - SLN: 12288
Instructor: Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges
Department Requirements Met: Cinema Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

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


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
SMI 304 - SLN: 12289
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with SLAVIC 423.


Th 2:30pm - 6:20pm
SAV 169 - SLN: 12293
Instructor: Mal Ahern

Assessment of processes through which film and/or media histories are constructed. Incorporates methodologies for retrieving and analyzing primary materials relevant to course subject matter. Content varies. Offered: AWSp.


M 2:30pm - 6:20pm
LOW 117 - SLN: 12294
Instructor: Yomi Braester

Inquiry into such areas as the sensory perception, cultural valuation, or close analysis of cinema and media. Formal, theoretical, and philosophical approaches. Content varies. Offered: AWSp.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 241 - SLN: 11663
Instructor: Gary Handwerk
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Introduces the rich and complex relationship between science and literature from the seventeenth century to the present day. Students examine selected literary, scientific, and philosophical texts, considering ways in which literature and science can be viewed as forms of imaginative activity.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 231 - SLN: 11664
Instructor: Jingsi Shen
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.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 231 - SLN: 11665
Instructor: Richard Boyechko
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
THO 231 - SLN: 11666
Instructor:
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
MGH 058 - SLN: 11667 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
SAV 132 - SLN: 11668
Instructor: Douglas Collins
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: I&S, VLPA

Study of literature in its relation to culture. Focuses on literature as a cultural institution, directly related to the construction of individual identity and the dissemination and critique of values.


MWF 12:30pm - 1:20pm
CDH 101 - SLN: 11669
Instructor: Richard Block
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.


MTWTh 2:30pm - 3:20pm
KNE 110 - SLN: 21131
Instructor: Marianne Stecher-Hansen
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SAV 264 - SLN: 21132
Instructor: Aria Fani
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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: 11671
Instructor:

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


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 162 - SLN: 11672
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Novels and short stories, from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Discusses relationship of Western literary genres to an oral literary tradition, as well as issues like colonialism, gender relations, narrative technique, native and non-native languages.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
ECE 037 - SLN: 21427
Instructor: Beatrice Arduini
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the early modern world (approximately 1400-1800) across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 11673
Instructor:

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


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
ART 006 - SLN: 11674
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 137 - SLN: 11675
Instructor: Veronica Muskheli
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


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