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Course Descriptions - Winter 2022

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Winter 2022


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
THO 331 - SLN: 12590
Instructor: Douglas Anderson
Department Requirements Met: Composition and W-courses
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 2:30pm - 4:20pm
KNE 120 - SLN: 12592
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: 12593
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
SMI 307 - SLN: 12594
Instructor: Yandong Li
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

Varied topics related to film and/or media. Offered: AWSpS.


MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
DEN 303 - SLN: 12595
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.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 164 - SLN: 12596
Instructor: Leigh Mercer
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.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
ARC G070 - SLN: 12597
Instructor: Shawn Wong
Department Requirements Met: Cinema & Media Studies Elective
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: 12598
Instructor:
GE Requirements Met: VLPA

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


WF 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SAV 264 - SLN: 12599
Instructor: José Alaniz
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.


M 2:30pm - 6:20pm
ARC 160 - SLN: 12604
Instructor: Mal Ahern

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
SMI 304 - SLN: 11862
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. Offered: jointly with CHID 220.


MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
THO 202 - SLN: 11863
Instructor: Barbara Krystal
Department Requirements Met: Composition and W-courses
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 10:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 082A - SLN: 11865
Instructor:
Department Requirements Met: Composition and W-courses
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: 11866 Department Requirements Met: Composition and W-courses
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
SMI 304 - SLN: 11880
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.


MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
DEN 113 - SLN: 11881
Instructor: Aria Fani
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
SAV 130 - SLN: 11882
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
CMU 120 - SLN: 11883
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: 11884
Instructor:

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


TTh 11:30am - 1:20pm
DEN 112 - SLN: 11885
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.


MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
SMI 313 - SLN: 11886
Instructor: Brigitte Prutti
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.


MTWTh 2:30pm - 3:20pm
* * - SLN: 11887
Instructor: Barbara Henry
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 12:30pm - 2:20pm
SAV 132 - SLN: 11888
Instructor: Cynthia Steele
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.


TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
DEN 259 - SLN: 11889
Instructor: Lauro 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.


TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
DEN 259 - SLN: 11890
Instructor: Lauro 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
LOW 102 - SLN: 11891
Instructor: Heidi R Pauwels
Department Requirements Met: Literature Core
GE Requirements Met: VLPA, W

Topics designated by individual instructors.


MWF 9:30am - 10:20am
SMI 115 - SLN: 11892
Instructor: Catherine M Connors
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 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 115 - SLN: 11893 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 1:30pm - 3:20pm
JHN 111 - SLN: 11894
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.


MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
CMU 228 - SLN: 11895
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: 11896
Instructor:

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


MTWThF 11:30am - 12:20pm
MGH 231 - SLN: 11898
Instructor: Olga Levaniouk
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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