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Continuing Education - Undergraduate Credit

Summer 2015 Credit Courses: Film

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African American Cinema
This focus on African American cinema includes the work of major African American directors and performers and the films that reflect the complex issues attending the relationship between race and film in the United States.
CMS3140 / 4 credits
Michael Cramer
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 8–July 22
Room: Refer to the online schedule

online courses iconSports 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.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit for details.
CMS3290 / 4 credits
Rachel Simon
Session IV (Intensive): July 6–24

*CANCELLED* Screenwriting I
An introduction to the basic techniques of writing for the screen, beginning with the story. The elements of the story, including character, plot, theme, image, and voice, are analyzed. Students learn the proper screenplay format, write short assignments weekly, and analyze a classic screenplay and its realization in film in their study of screenplay structure.
PSW1010 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Susan Kouguell
Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Session III (Intensive): June 8–July 2
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated May 28, 2015

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