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CDM 003—Media Archaeology (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Evolution of media technologies and practices beginning in the 19th century as they relate to contemporary digital arts practices. Special focus on the reconstruction of the social and artistic possibilities of lost and obsolete media technologies. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 005. GE credit: AH, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Summer Session 1.

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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 041B: History of Cinema from 1945 to the present

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Examination of cinema in the postwar period. Study of world cinema trends and the economic and socio-political conditions enabling innovative work in the film industry. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. 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 045: Vampires and other Horrors in Film and Media (4) [S'20 will be the last time this class is offered, becoming CDM 165P]

Lecture-2 hour(s); Discussion-1 hour(s); Film Viewing-3 hour(s). History of representations of vampires and horror generally from the 19th-21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the horror genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity. (Same course as GER 045.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE.

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CDM 100—Experimental Digital Cinema I (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 020 or ART 012; or Consent of Instructor. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Builds upon the foundation provided by CDM 020. Instruction in technical, conceptual, creative, and critical skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 131—Character Animation (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 130 or TCS 130. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 131. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 135: Object-Oriented Programming for Artists (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 002 recommended. Introduction to object-oriented programming for artists. Focus on understanding the metaphors and potential of object-oriented programming for sound, video, performance, and interactive installations. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 156: Epic Television: The Golden Age of TV

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Critically celebrated scripted television since the mid-1990s. Key themes including class, ethnicity, race, violence, and US politics. Major developments in the medium’s history as context for recent wave of epic television. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 189—Special Topics in Cinema & Digital Media: Histories of Animation

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 or CDM 002 recommended. Special topics in cinema & digital media. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Analog Game Design (1-5)

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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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Web Dev & Portfolio Design

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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CDM 198: Directed Group Study: Post Production

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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CDM 198: Directed Group Study, Topic TBD (Computer Lab Course) (1-5)

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 150: Media Theory (5)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Critical and theoretical approaches to the emergence of new technologies since the invention of photography. Examine various approaches to media (formalist, semiotic, structuralist, Frankfurt School, cybernetics, visual and gamer theory). (Same course as STS 151.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.

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FMS 125: Topics in Film Genres (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001. A study of one or more of the film genres (such as the documentary, the musical, film noir, screwball comedy, or the western), including genre theory and the relationship of the genre(s) to culture, history, and film industry practices. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs. Not open for credit to students who have completed HUM 125, unless topic differs. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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FMS 129: Russian Film
Cross-listed as RUS 129

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Subject A requirement. History of Russian film; film & social revolution, the cult of Stalin, dissident visions; film & the collapse of the Soviet empire; gender and the nation in Russian film. Taught in English; Russian films with English subtitles. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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