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CTS 040B: Media History II 1945-Present

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): CTS 040A. History of media from 1945 to present, with particular focus on the development of the computer, digital network and Internet technologies in the context of other media infrastructures like radio, television and satellite networks. Analysis of inter-related cultural/political topics. (Same course as STS 040B.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.

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CTS 116: Design on Screen (4)
Cross-listed as DRA 116

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. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 174: Acting for Camera (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TCS 001 or ENL 003 or STS 001; or equivalent of these courses. Critical approaches to the study of video games, focusing on formal, historical, and cultural modes of analysis. History of software and hardware in North American and global contexts. Relations of games to society, politics, economics, literature, media, and the arts. (Same course as STS 172, ENL 172.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, SS, VL. Effective: 2014 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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FMS 142: New German Cinema

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.

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TCS 100: Experimental Digital Cinema 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

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TCS 113: Community Networks

This course examines impact and implications of computer-based networks in community, civic and social life. Subjects may include community-access computer sites, neighborhood wireless networks, the digital divide, open-source software, and citizen action.

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TCS 131: Character Animation (4)

 Lecture 3 hours; laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: course 130 or consent of instructor. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. III. (III.) Neff 

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