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Course Descriptions - Winter 2020

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Winter 2020


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
THO 211 - SLN: 12548
Instructor: Douglas Anderson
GE Requirements Met: C, W

A critical approach to film and/or media texts and a workshop on writing papers in English. Topics vary. Offered: AWSpS.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101 - SLN: 12549
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Provides an introduction to media studies, with particular attention to critical concepts including, but not limited to, audience studies, formal analysis, and ideological critique. Specific media analyzed varies.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 101 - SLN: 12550
Instructor: Mal Ahern
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Cinema & Media Studies Major
GE Requirements Met: DIV, I&S, VLPA

An introduction to the study of visual texts such as film, television, comics, or digital media. Focus on the representation of cultural differences including, but not limited to, sexuality, gender, ability, and race. Topics vary.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12551
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 245 - SLN: 12552
Instructor: Yomi Braester
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.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
CMU 120 - SLN: 12553
Instructor: Sudhir Mahadevan
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Film history from the introduction of sound through the late 1950s. Focuses mostly on the golden age of the Hollywood studios and on alternative developments after World War II in Italy (Neo-Realism), France (the New Wave), and Japan.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
JHN 022 - SLN: 12555
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
MGH 389 - SLN: 21812
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Approaches film and related media as socially and politically engaged practice, with focus on screen media produced or received in "opposition" to dominant cultural and entertainment industry norms. Topics vary.


TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
LOW 105 - SLN: 12556
Instructor: Warren Etheredge
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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: 12557
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 136 - SLN: 11834
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.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 243 - SLN: 11837
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
SAV 136 - SLN: 11838
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.


MTWTh 12:30pm - 1:20pm
DEM 104 - SLN: 11852
Instructor: Barbara Henry
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 9:30am - 10:20am
SMI 115 - SLN: 11853
Instructor: Brandon Chase Emrys
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.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
THO 235 - SLN: 11854
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.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SMI 304 - SLN: 11855
Instructor: Gordana Crnkovic
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: 11856
Instructor:

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


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
SAV 132 - SLN: 11857
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
GE Requirements Met: DIV, VLPA

Examines fiction, poetry, memoir, diaries, monuments, film, and pop culture from several languages and cultural milieus, with emphases on English and Hebrew. Topics include survivor testimony, shaping of collective memory, the second generation, Holocaust education and children's literature, gender and the Holocaust, and fantasy and humor as responses to catastrophe. May not be taken for credit if credit earned in NEAR E 441. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 318.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
MOR 225 - SLN: 11858
Instructor: Marianne Stecher
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
LOW 117 - SLN: 11859
Instructor: Richard Block
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
MEB 235 - SLN: 21785
Instructor: Jingsi Shen
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Examination of the development of European literature in a variety of genres and periods. Possible areas of study include literature from romantic fiction of early nineteenth century through great realist classics of second half of the century or from symbolism to expressionism and existentialism.


MF 1:00pm - 2:20pm
W 1:00pm - 1:50pm

AND - SLN: 11860
Instructor: Ellwood Wiggins
Department Requirements Met: Elective for both Literature and Cinema
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

The film as an art form, with particular reference to the literary dimension of film and to the interaction of literature with the other artistic media employed in the form. Films are shown as an integral part of the course. Content varies.


MTWTh 2:30pm - 3:20pm
BAG 154 - SLN: 11861
Instructor: Lauren Poyer
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the ancient and medieval worlds across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
CDH 110B - SLN: 11862
Instructor: Stephen E Hinds
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Explores topics in literature and cultures of the ancient and medieval worlds across national and regional cultures, such as particular movements, authors, genres, themes, or problems.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
MLR 316 - SLN: 11863 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.


MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
MLR 316 - SLN: 11864
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 11865
Instructor:

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


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SMI 307 - SLN: 22118
Instructor: Galya Diment
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
OUG 141 - SLN: 21855
Instructor: Megan O'donald
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with CLAS 424.


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