The new major in Cinema and Digital Media is now open, as of Fall 2015.
Students who wish to declare will be majoring in Cinema and Digital Media from now on. See complete details about the new major here, including the major checklist PDF, which lists all courses in the new major. Cinema and Digital Media courses are currently designated with the letters CTS. Also please see TCS and FMS courses for additional course descriptions.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1 and either American Studies 1 or 5. The history and analysis of the relationships between human bodies and technologies in modern society. Dominant and eccentric examples of how human bodies and technologies influence one another and reveal underlying cultural assumptions. (Same course as American Studies 158.) GE credit: ArtHum
Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing or discussion—1 hour. Historical, aesthetic and critical approaches to how information technologies produced ghost effects or a sense of terror in response to new media like the photograph, gramophone, film, typewriter, computer, Turing Machine. Focus on technological media transforms sense perception. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as Science and Technology Studies 160.) GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, VL, WE.—Ravetto-Biagioli
Lecture and intensive workshop teaching small-scale film production. Appointments as a(n) director, director of photography, actor, writer, lighting designer, sound designer and other critical positions are used to produce and submit a short film to a film festival.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Introduction to basic research methods for Technocultural Studies: electronic and archived images, sounds and data, satellite downlinking, radiowave scanning, and oral histories. GE credit: VL, WE.—Drew