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Fall Quarter, 2019

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CDM 002: Introduction to Technocultural Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Contemporary developments in the fine and performing arts, media arts, digital arts, and literature as they relate to technological and scientific practices. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 001. GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 020: Filmmaking Foundations (5)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 and/or CDM 003 recommended. Introduction to filmmaking concepts, principles, and methods. Emphasis on form, content and historical dialectic between classical narrative filmmaking conventions and artists’ challenges to these conventions. Not open for credit to students who have taken CTS 020. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 072: Introduction to Games (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the history, theory, and practice of play. Survey of both analog and digital games. Overview of gaming cultures, aesthetics, industries, and technologies. (Same course as ENL 072.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.

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FMS 001: Introduction to Film Studies (4)

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.

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CDM 105: Feminist Media Production (6)
Cross-listed with WMS 165

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—6 hours. Prerequisite: Cinema & Technocultural Studies 20 or equivalent; one course in Women and Gender Studies, or consent of instructor. Media production as a mode of cultural criticism, furthering feminist and social justice goals. Fundamentals of camera, editing and distribution via a social engagement model. Study and hands-on response to key historic and contemporary feminist and social justice media discourses. (Same course as Women’s Studies 165.) Offered in alternate years.

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CDM 123: Sight and Sound Track

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Use of sound to articulate, lend mood or subconsciously underscore visual, environmental, or performative situations, combining music, voice, sound effects and other noises to create sound designs that enhance, alter or support action and movement. GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 198: Screenwriting (1-5)
Fall 2019

This course introduces students to the practice of screenwriting. We examined the classical three-act structure in the various traditional fiction genres. We develop character, dialogue, story arc etc. However, we go further and experiment with alternative  narrative structures. We create styles of “writing” with images and music that break the conventional standard of what Peter Watkins refers to as the “mono-form”.

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CDM 198: Analog Game Design (1-5)
Fall 2019

Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in cinema and digital media. For students with upper division standing. May be taught abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 116: Design on Screen (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Analysis of the contribution of outstanding designers for cinema, television and filmed entertainment. Study of diverse aesthetic theories of production design and art direction, costume design, or cinematography. Introductory principles and practice, history. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. (Same course as DRA 116.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 146A: Modern Iranian Cinema (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Iranian cinema of the 20th century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Iran especially since the Iranian Revolution. Productions by representative directors such as Kiarostami, Makhmalbaf, Bahram Beizaie are included. Knowledge of Persian not required. (Same course as MSA 131A.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 172: Video Games and Culture (4)
(cross-listed between ENL & STS 172)

Rather than treat “videogames and culture” as two distinct categories that play off one another, in this course we will examine the community histories and material practices that have evolved alongside videogames as a mass medium, cultural commodity, and digital technology.

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FMS 124: US 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.

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TCS 112: New Radio Features and Documentary (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. New feature and documentary production for radio and other audiophonic media, including audio streaming Web sites and installation. Emphasis on new and experimental approaches to audio production for broadcast on community radio and in international arts programming.
 

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TCS 155: Introduction to Documentary Studies (4)

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.

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