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Course Descriptions - Winter 2021

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Winter 2021


Th 11:30am - 1:20pm
* * - SLN: 12584
Instructor: Sarah Ross
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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
* * - SLN: 12585
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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.


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
* * - SLN: 12586
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.


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
* * - SLN: 12587
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.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12588
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
* * - SLN: 21635
Instructor: Stephen Groening
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Provides an overview of key issues in the study of television. Explores what television is, what television does, and how television shapes our fundamental assumptions about space, time, image, and sound.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
* * - SLN: 12589
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.


to be arranged
* * - SLN: 12591
Instructor: Shawn Wong
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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: 12592
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


WF 2:30pm - 4:20pm
* * - SLN: 12593
Instructor: José Alaniz
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.


T 2:30pm - 6:20pm
ARC 147 - SLN: 12598
Instructor: Yomi Braester
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

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.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
* * - SLN: 11852
Instructor: Gary Handwerk
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

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.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
* * - SLN: 11854 Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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
* * - SLN: 11856
Instructor: Barbara Krystal
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major
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 1:30pm - 3:20pm
F 12:30pm - 1:20pm

* - SLN: 11870
Instructor: Prem Pahlajrai
Course Website
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 2:30pm - 4:20pm
* * - SLN: 11871
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.


TTh 2:30pm - 4:20pm
* * - SLN: 11872
Instructor: Galya Diment
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: 11873
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

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


MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
* * - SLN: 11874
Instructor: Lauro H. Flores
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Emphasizes connections between twentieth century literature of the United States and Canada and current literature of Latin America. Emphasizes that, despite obvious differences, much is shared in terms of culture and national sensibility across the two continents.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
* * - SLN: 11875
Instructor: Christopher Hamm
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Topics designated by individual instructors.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
* * - SLN: 11876
Instructor: Aria Fani
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Topics designated by individual instructors.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
to be arranged

* - SLN: 11877
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
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.


MW 7:30am - 9:50am
* * - SLN: 11878
Instructor: James Clauss
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.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
* * - SLN: 11879 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 8:30am - 10:20am
* * - SLN: 11880
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: 11881
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Pre-req to Declare Literature Major

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


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
* * - SLN: 11882
Instructor: Naomi Sokoloff
Department Requirements Met: Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.


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