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
for additional course descriptions.
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Recent evolution
of the documentary. The personal essay film;
found-footage/appropriation work; non-linear, multi-media forms;
spoken word; storytelling; oral history recordings; and other
examples of documentary expression. GE
credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL. Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.
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:
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—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3
hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of
Instructor. 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. May be repeated up
to 2 time(s). (Same course as DRA 175.) Effective:
2012 Fall Quarter.
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
Cinema and Digital Media Major course offerings for the
current academic year are listed below, by quarter. To see
course descriptions, use the menu at left to view them on our
site, or use our link to the general catalog, at
Use the Registrar’s Course Search Tool to see times, dates, and
locations for each course and to plan your schedule.