The Film Studies Minor
|Film Studies Minor
||Courses for Summer and Fall 2010||Join us at the film festival!|
|The film minor at the
University of West Georgia is designed to educate and inspire students
interested in film. The addition of a film minor to the curriculum will
complement the University of West Georgia’s strong liberal arts
tradition. The minor consists of a series of courses from departments
including English and Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literatures,
History, Mass Communications and Theatre Arts, and Psychology. These
courses are designed to provide students with a solid background in the
history, technical analysis, aesthetics and cultural significance of
film. As an interdisciplinary minor, film studies encourages students
explore further the rich and diverse aesthetic, philosophical,
historical, and cultural expressions articulated in films.
Summer Film Courses
50357 FILM 2080 01D 3.00 Intro to the Art of Film
JUN 07, 2010 JUN 29, 2010 MTWRF 12:30- 02:45 pm Hum 208
Session III This course is partially online. Students are required to attend on the first and last class periods June 7th and 29th and on three exam dates, June 11th, 18th and 25th from 12:30 to 2:45 in HUM 208. These 5 class sessions are mandatory.
50423 FILM 3200 N01 3.00 Screenwriting
JUL 02, 2010 JUL 27, 2010 MTWRF 08:00 - 10:15 pm Munr 105
Students will meet for first session. Session IV.
This course is between 95-100% online - see notes above or instructor for more info
50351 ENGL 4109 01 3.00 Film as Literature
MAY 17, 2010 JUN 01, 2010 MTWRF 1:00 - 04:25 pm TLC 1116
Fall Film Courses
80573 FILM 2080 01 3.00 Intro to the Art of Film
MW 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm Human 133
80574 FILM 2080 02 3.00 Intro to the Art of Film
TR 05:30 pm - 06:45 pm Paffrd 208
81822 FILM 2100 01 3.00 History and Theory of Film
MW 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm TLC 1116
82179 COMM 3356 01 3.00 Film and Culture
R 05:30 - 08:00 pm Pafford 109
80448 ENGL 4109 01W 3.00 Film as Literature
MW 12:30 pm - 01:45 pm Paffrd 105
80552 ENGL 4385 01W 3.00 Special Topics: American Noir
MW 12:30 pm - 01:45 pm Human 208
81836 SPAN 4200 02 3.00 Hispanic Film and Literature
W 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm Cobb H 130
80521 THEA 3290 01 3.00 Costume Design I
TR 12:30 pm - 01:45 pm M Munr 111
Technology enhanced course.
Core Minor Courses
Introduction to the Art of Film, FILM 2080
In this course students will consider the primary visual, aural, and narrative conventions by which motion pictures create and comment upon significant social experience. We will watch a wide range of films from a variety of countries and historical moments in film history. Students will have the chance to explore issues such as framing, photographic space, film shot, editing, sound, genre, narrative form, acting style, and lighting in the context of wider discussions of the weekly films. This course assumes no prior knoweldge of film studies.
History and Theory of Film, FILM 2100
This course will explore major developments in film history and criticism. Students will become familiar with several different film movements in the development of the art form and will be introduced to basic ideas in film theory. Through a variety of film movements and historical periods, students will develop an understanding of the cultural, industrial, and political contexts for some of most significant debates about film. Specific topics covered will include Russian formalism, the history of classical Hollywood cinema, the French New Wave, recent global cinemas, as well as alternatives to Hollywood in the United States.