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Spring 2015 Credit Courses: Film

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Theatre on Film
The intricate love-hate relationship between the cinema and the theatre is analyzed by considering how the theatre has been depicted in films and how select plays have been adapted for the silver screen. By studying the close relationship between theatre and film, one can discover their stark similarities and differences as performance and entertainment art forms.
CMS3XXX / 4 credits
Michael Garber
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Law and Film
An examination of how law functions (or malfunctions), using contemporary films to illustrate the U.S. criminal justice system. Students review a series of films and compare them to literature and contemporary realities. Topics include arrest, interrogation, and the right to an attorney; preparation for trial and jury selection; the conduct of a trial, including opening statements, examinations and cross-examinations of witnesses, and sentencing; and imprisonment.
CMS3120 / 4 credits
Linda Gironda
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 27–May 12
Room: Refer to the online schedule

American Film, Reflections of a Century I: 1900 to 1949
Early films depict the transition from the Victorian era to the Industrial Age, the birth of big cities, the suffragette movement, and the development of narrative cinema. Topics include World War I and the introduction of the propaganda film, the wild Jazz Age, the cynical gangster movies, the protest films of the Depression era, and the rise of escapist films.
CMS3130 / 4 credits
Michael Garber
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 21–May 6
Room: Refer to the online schedule

The Horror Film
Charts the transformations of one of the most stimulating and complex of film genres, the horror film, from its birth in the early 20th century to the present. Students study how the Hollywood horror film has evolved through the years in response to contemporary culture.
CMS3180 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Adam Resnick
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 22–May 7
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Sports Films: Underdogs, Champions, and Gutter Balls
Examines the elements and messages in sports films that make people cheer for the underdog and care about teams, players, and sports. Using both big-budget Hollywood films and documentaries with a small scope, this course explores the ideas of team, sport, and athletics and investigates the grip that sports have on American culture.
CMS3290 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Grant Wiedenfeld
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Documentary Production
An examination of the history, cultural impact, and aesthetics of documentary film and video production. Through viewings, lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises, students learn how to research, write, interview, direct, shoot, and edit a documentary. Using camcorders and editing equipment, students produce their own short documentaries.
CMS3320 / 3 credits
Noncredit option: $520
To be announced
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Jan. 26–May 11
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated Oct. 7, 2014

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