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Fall 2014 Credit Courses: Film

Introduction to Video Techniques and Technology
This introduction to the art and science of video production focuses on developing visual literacy and postproduction skills. Starting with an examination of basic video technology and traditional media aesthetics, all stages of the video production process are covered. Students receive introductory technical training and hands-on experience with digital camcorders, microphones, and nonlinear editing equipment.
CMS1400 / 3 credits
Noncredit option: $520
Instructor to be announced
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Social Psychological Theory Applied Through Film
A discussion of the constructs, theories, and ideas in the field of social psychology that are most relevant to contemporary society. Films that are rich in examples of social psychological theory are analyzed to facilitate mastery of these concepts.
CMS3090 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Kenneth Mann
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

American Subcultures in Film
What does it mean to be part of a subculture? This phenomenon is explored through film, focusing on subcultures that are usually not in the mainstream spotlight and analyzing what it means to live on the margins. The subcultures may include, for example, the Amish, big rig drivers, scrabble champions, graffiti artists, quadriplegic athletes, prison inmates, and outsider artists.
CMS3160 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Grant Wiedenfeld
Mon., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 25–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

American Film, Reflections of a Century II: 1950–1999
Defining trends in U.S. cultural history between 1950 and 1999, as reflected in film. Topics include the re-introduction of realism, counterculture films, films by socially oriented and “new auteur” directors, and the impact of AIDS, relations between the sexes, and modern special effects. Aspects of cinema history are also examined, including the construct and use of certain genres, the relationship between cinematic realism and censorship, and the rise of independent film.
CMS3170 / 4 credits
Michael Garber
Wed., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 27–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

A Critical Look at Television in Society: From “I Love Lucy” to Honey Boo Boo
Television is much more than a passive, incessant means of diversion—it is a powerful environment of ideas, emotions, and values that influences people’s thoughts, actions, and relationships. Students become acquainted with current issues concerning television in society and explore the impact of television on society. Aspects examined include the 1950s and mass culture, viewer response, serial/episodic structure, and the rise of cable.
CMS3700 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Adam Resnick
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Aug. 26–Dec. 16
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated July 11, 2014

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