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Winter Quarter, 2017

Winter 2017, FILM STUDIES COURSES

Lower-Division

FMS 001: Intro to Film Studies

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; film viewing—3 hours. Analysis of film form and narrative, including cinematography, editing, and sound. Issues in film studies, including authorship, stardom, race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Includes introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

Visual and Popular Culture

AHI 005: Introduction to Visual Culture (4)

Lecture—2 hours; film viewing—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Development of visual literacy for an increasingly visual world. Critical analyses focus on a wide variety of visual media—art, television, film, advertising, the Internet—intended for a diverse spectrum of audiences. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt.

AMS 030: Images of America and Americans in Popular Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Investigation of verbal and visual discourses about American identity in various popular culture products, including film, television, radio, music, fiction, art, advertising, and commercial experiences; discourses about the United States in the popular culture of other societies. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—(I.)

CHI 050: Chicana and Chicano Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Interdisciplinary survey of Chicana/o cultural representation in the 20th century. Examines Chicana/o culture within a national and transnational context. Explores how Chicano cultural forms and practices intersect with social/material forces, intellectual formations and cultural discourses. (Former course 20.) GE credit: Div | ACGH, AH, DD, WC, WE.—I, III.

TXC 007: Style and Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. The multiple and overlapping influences of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class on constructions of identity and community are explored through the study of style in popular culture and everyday life. Continuity and change in clothing and appearance styles are interpreted. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, VL, WC, WE.—II. (II.)

WMS 025: Gender and Global Cinema (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. The role gender plays in film history/culture in various geographical contexts and in aspects of contemporary globalization. Films from nations such as China, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, and the U.S. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—II. (II.)

Gender/Race/Ethnicity

ASA 002: Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to Asian American Studies through the critical analysis of the impact of race, racism, ethnicity, imperialism, militarism, and immigration since post-World War II on Asian Americans. Topics may include sexuality, criminality, class, hate crimes, and inter-ethnic relations. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III.

CHI 010: Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Analysis of the situation of the Chicana/o (Mexican-American) people, emphasizing their history, literature, political movements, education and related areas. GE credit: Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.—I, II.

CHI 050: Chicana and Chicano Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Interdisciplinary survey of Chicana/o cultural representation in the 20th century. Examines Chicana/o culture within a national and transnational context. Explores how Chicano cultural forms and practices intersect with social/material forces, intellectual formations and cultural discourses. (Former course 20.) GE credit: Div | ACGH, AH, DD, WC, WE.—I, III.

CHI 065: New Latin American Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; film viewing—3 hour. Historical, critical, and theoretical survey of the cinemas of Latin America and their relationship to the emergence of U.S. Latino cinema. Emphasis on representation and social identity including gender, sexuality, class, race and ethnicity. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC, WE.

HIS 072B: Social History of American Women and the Family (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Social and cultural history of women, sex roles, and the family in twentieth-century America, emphasizing female reformers and revolutionaries, working class women, consumerism, the role of media, the “feminine mystique,” changes in family life, and the emergent women’s movement. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—III.

NAS 001: Introduction of Native American Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Native American Studies with emphasis upon basic concepts relating to Native American historical and political development. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS, WC, WE.—I, II, III.

NAS 010: Native American Experience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the diverse cultures of Native American peoples from North, Central, and South America. Emphasis on Native American voices in the expression of cultural views and in the experience of conflicting values. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH or SS, DD, WC, WE.—I, II, III, IV.

WMS 025: Gender and Global Cinema (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. The role gender plays in film history/culture in various geographical contexts and in aspects of contemporary globalization. Films from nations such as China, Colombia, Cuba, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Korea, New Zealand, and the U.S. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—II. (II.)

WMS 050: Introduction to Critical Gender Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to interdisciplinary, critical gender studies. Addresses the emergence of women’s, gender and feminist studies internationally, its links to women’s movements, and its influence within the various arts, humanities and social science disciplines. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WE.—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.)

Humanities

AHI 001B: Medieval and Renaissance Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Christian, Barbarian, Moslem, and Classical traditions in European Art from the fourth through the sixteenth centuries. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.—II. (II.)

ASA 002: Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to Asian American Studies through the critical analysis of the impact of race, racism, ethnicity, imperialism, militarism, and immigration since post-World War II on Asian Americans. Topics may include sexuality, criminality, class, hate crimes, and inter-ethnic relations. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III.

CLA 010: Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Examination of major myths of Greece, Rome, and the Ancient Near East; their place in the religion, literature and art of the societies that produced them; their subsequent development, influence and interpretation. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

COM 003: Major Books of Western Culture – Modern Crisis (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement. Introduction, through class discussion and frequent written assignments, to the major literature and thought of the late eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

COM 004: Major Books of the Contemporary World (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: completion of Subject A requirement. Comparative study of selected major Western and non-Western texts composed in the period from 1945 to the present. Intensive focus on writing about these texts, with frequent papers written about these works. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

COM 006: Myths and Legends (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to the comparative study of myths and legends, excluding those of Greece and Rome, with readings from Near Eastern, Teutonic, Celtic, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, African and Central American literary sources. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—I, II. (I, II.)

COM 007: Literature of Fantasy and the Supernatural (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. The role of fantasy and the supernatural in literature: tales of magic, hallucination, ghosts, and metamorphosis, including diverse authors such as Shakespeare, P’u Sung-Ling, Kafka, Kawabata, Fuentes, and Morrison. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—II, III. (II, III.)

DES 015: Form and Color (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1. Priority given to Design majors. Understanding color, form and composition as ways of communicating design concepts and content. Color theory, color mixing, interaction of color. Design principles and elements. Gestalt theory. Explores a variety of materials, media and presentation techniques. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.)

DES 016: Graphics & the Computer (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1. Priority given to Design students. Introduction to digital tools with emphasis on graphic design including theory, practice and technology. Includes principles of color, resolution, pixels, vectors, image enhancement, layout, visual organization, visual hierarchy, typography. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.)

DRA 001: Theater, Performance, and Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introductory investigation of the nature of performance, moving from performance theory to consideration of various manifestations of performance including theatre, film and media, performance art, dance, sports, rituals, political and religious events, and other “occasions.” Not open to students who have completed course 1S. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, DD, VL, WE.—II, III. (I, II, III, IV.)

DRA 010: Introduction to Acting (3)

Laboratory/discussion—4 hours; term paper. Fundamentals of movement, speech, theatre games, and improvisation. Selected reading and viewing of theatre productions. Intended for students not specializing in Dramatic Art. GE credit: OL, VL.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

DRA 020: Introduction to Dramatic Art (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Understanding and appreciation of both the distinctive and collaborative contributions of playwright, actor, director, and designer to the total work of dramatic art. Study of plays from the major periods of dramatic art in their cultural contexts. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WC, WE.—I, III. (I, II, III, IV.)

DRA 021A: Fundamentals of Acting (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 20. Open to students planning to major in Dramatic Art. Physical and psychological resources of the actor. Experience in individual and group contact and communication, theatre games, advanced improvisation, sound and movement dynamics. Viewing of theatre productions. GE credit: OL, VL.—I, II. (I, II.)

DRA 024: Visual Aspects of Dramatic Art (4)

Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Understanding and appreciation of the visual aspects of dramatic art: theatre architecture, scenery, lighting, costume, and makeup. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

HIS 010C: World History III (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Major topics from world history of the 19th and 20th centuries, emphasizing the rise and fall of Western colonial empires; Cold War and the superpowers; the spread of the nation-states; and process of globalization. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Wrt | AH or SS, WC, WE.—II, III.

HIS 017B: History of the United States (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. The experience of the American people from the Civil War to the end of the Cold War. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 17C. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

HIS 072B: Social History of American Women & Family (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Social and cultural history of women, sex roles, and the family in twentieth-century America, emphasizing female reformers and revolutionaries, working class women, consumerism, the role of media, the “feminine mystique,” changes in family life, and the emergent women’s movement. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—III.

MUS 010: Introduction to Musical Literature (4)

Lecture—3 hours; listening—1 hour. Introduction to composers and major styles of Western music. Lectures, listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

Upper-Division

Film History

ENL 161B: Film History II – 1945 to present (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3 or University Writing Program 1. Cultural and aesthetic history of filmmaking from 1945 through the present. (Courses 161A and 161B need not be taken in sequence.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL.

FMS 124: Topics in U.S. Film History (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1. Study of an aspect of American film history (such as the silent era; the studio system; U.S. avant-garde cinema), including the influences of technological, economic, regulatory, cultural, and artistic forces. Not open for credit to students who have completed Humanities 124 unless topic differs. May be repeated two times for credit if topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WE.—III. (III.)

Film Theory

FMS 127: Film Theory (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or consent of instructor. Survey of the conceptual frameworks used to study film (including semiotics, psychoanalysis, spectatorship, auteur, genre and narrative theories). Historical survey of major film theorists. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—III. (III.)

Movements and Traditions

COM 110: Hong Kong Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, or consent of instructor. Hong Kong cinema, its history, industry, styles, genres, directors, and stars. Special attention to its polyglot, multicultural, transnational, colonial, and postcolonial environment. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—II. (II.)

DRA 114: Theater on Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—2 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; graduate standing; course 1, 14, 15. Study of six/eight plays on film, using mixed casts and raising issues of diversity. Focus: sociohistorical context for production and reception, interpretation and analysis of topics (gender, ethnicity, age, politics, philosophy), and filming, screenwriting, design, and acting/directing for film. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | VL

ENL 161B: Film History II – 1945 to present (4)

Lecture—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3 or University Writing Program 1. Cultural and aesthetic history of filmmaking from 1945 through the present. (Courses 161A and 161B need not be taken in sequence.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL.

FMS 127: Film Theory (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or consent of instructor. Survey of the conceptual frameworks used to study film (including semiotics, psychoanalysis, spectatorship, auteur, genre and narrative theories). Historical survey of major film theorists. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—III. (III.)

FMS/GER 142: New German Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. German filmmakers of the 1960s-1980s such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Syberberg, Brückner, Schlöndorf, Kluge, Wenders. Knowledge of German not required. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Same course as German 142) GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—I. (I.)

JPN 106: Japanese Culture Through Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Aspects of Japanese culture such as love, sexuality, war, the military, the family, the position of women, growing up and death as portrayed in Japanese cinema. Lectures, discussion, and readings in English. Films with English subtitles. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC.—III. (III.)

Visual and Popular Culture

CMN 140: Introduction to Mass Communication (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. History of mass media and media research traditions. Organization and economics of the media industry. Media policy, law, regulation and ethics. Impact of the media on individuals and society. Traditional, new and emerging communication technologies. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, SS.—I, II, III, IV. (I, II, III, IV.)

CMN 170: Communication, Technology, and Society (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 101, 102 (or equivalent course in research methods), 140. Survey of how communication technologies transform our lives at the individual and society levels. Topics include human-computer interaction; social media; the effects of communication technologies in education, health and business; and social and political implications of technological development. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, VL, SS.—III. (III.)

CMN 172: Computer-Mediated Communication (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 101 and 102 (or equivalent course in research methods). Pass one open to Communication majors only. Uses and impacts of computer-mediated communication. Theories and research findings pertaining to how computer-mediation affects various aspects of human interaction including impression formation, development of personal relationships, group decision making, collaborative work, and community building. GE credit: SocSci | SS.—III. (III.)

COM 110: Hong Kong Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper-division standing, or consent of instructor. Hong Kong cinema, its history, industry, styles, genres, directors, and stars. Special attention to its polyglot, multicultural, transnational, colonial, and postcolonial environment. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—II. (II.)

DES 143: History of Fashion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1; Art History 1A, 1B or 1C recommended or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Social context, aesthetics, stylistic developments and methods significant in western hemisphere textiles. Emphasis on the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas up to contemporary times. Two field trips required. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL, WE.—II. (II.)

DRA 154: Asian Theatre and Drama – Contexts and Forms (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Selected Asian plays and performance forms in their cultural and artistic contexts; myth, ritual and the theatre; performance training, visual presentation of the text; political theatre; intercultural performance-the fusion of Asian and Western traditions. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

MUS 106: History of Rock Music (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 3A-3B, 10. Rock and the evolution of rock styles in historical and cultural context. For non-majors. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | ACGH, AH, VL, WE.

MUS 129B: Musics of Africa, Middle East, India (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 11 or 3A-3B. Survey of music cultures with special emphasis on the role of music in society and on the elements of music (instruments, theory, genres and form, etc.). Introduction to ethnomusicological theory, methods, approaches. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.

POL 165: Mass Media and Politics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper or discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Organization of and decision making within the media; media audiences and the effect of the media on attitudes and behavior; the relationship of the government to the media (censorship, secrecy, freedom of the press, government regulation); the media in election campaigns. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS, WE.

Sexuality/Gender

Ethnicity

AAS 171: Black African and European Film and Video (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: one of course 15, 50, or English 160 or 162, or consent of instructor. Comparative approach in the study of dramatic films and videos that treat black life in Africa and Europe. Critical attention will focus on the imaginative construction of ethnicity, race, nationality, gender, and sexuality in each particular work. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | AH, VL, WC.—(II.)

ASA 198: Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Primarily intended for upper division students. (P/NP grading only.)

Production and Performance

ART 110A: Intermediate Photography – Black and White Analog (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 9. Introduction to 35mm and medium format camera. Development of personal aesthetic and portfolio of black and white prints. Pass1 restricted Art Studio majors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.

CTS/DRA 124E: Costume Design for Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: for Dramatic Art majors; course 24 or 124D or consent of instructor. Theory and practice of the art and business of film costume design. Script analysis, costume research, developing design concepts, budgeting, and current production practices and methods. Execution of designs for period and contemporary films. Viewing of current films. (Same course as Cinema and Technocultural Studies 124E.) GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL.

DRA 121A: Advanced Acting – Scene Study and Script Analysis (4)

Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 120 and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. In-depth study, analysis and performance of texts from different eras, genres and styles. Implementation of tools to undertake independent preparation of character creation. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. Since acting requires repetition to habituate the body and imagination to new practices, this course may be taken twice. New scripts and scenes must be undertaken in the repetition. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: OL, VL.

DRA 122B: Advanced Acting – Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (4)

Lecture/laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 120 and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Study and performance of classical texts (monologues and dialogues), with a focus on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan world view. May be repeated up to eight units for credit. Since acting requires repetition to habituate the body and imagination to new practices, this course may be taken twice. New monologues and scenes must be undertaken in the repetition. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: OL, VL.

DRA 160A: Principles of Playwriting (4)

Lecture/seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: two courses in Dramatic Art or related courses in other departments; course 160A prerequisite for 160B or consent of instructor. Analysis of dramatic structure; preparation of scenarios; the composition of plays. GE credit: WE.

MUS 107B: Computer and Electronic Music (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 107A and consent of instructor. Continuation of course 107A. Limited enrollment. GE credit: ArtHum | AH.—(II.) Nichols

TCS 100: Experimental Digital Camera I (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Opportunities for independent producers arising from new media. Instruction in technical, conceptual and creative skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. GE credit: VL.

TCS 104: Documentary Production (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Prerequisite: course 7B or the equivalent, course 155. Traditional and new forms of documentary, with focus on technocultural issues. Skills and strategies for producing work in various media. Progression through all stages of production, from conception through post-production to critique. GE credit: VL.

TCS 130: Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. A foundation course that teaches students the theory of three dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics.—I. (I.)

TCS 158: Technology and the Modern American Body (4)

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 | ACGH, AH, WE.

FMS 192: Internship (1-12)

Supervised internship off and on campus in areas of Film Studies. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

Please note: When a course qualifies to fulfill upper-division FMS requirements in two categories, it can only be applied, and counted, in ONE category as 4 units towards the FMS major.

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