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Winter Quarter, 2018
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CTS 041B: History of Cinema from 1945 to the present

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.

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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 163: Arts & Cinema: Between the White Cube and the Black Box (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Current debates between cinema studies and contemporary art. Issues covered include, experimental modes of filming, montaging, installing, screening, and displaying images between the White Cube (gallery/museum) and the Black Box (cinema). GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.

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CTS 124E: Costume Design for Film (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DRA 024; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Theatre & Dance majors. 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 DRA 124E.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2017 Spring 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 120: Italian-American Cinema

Prerequisite: course 1. Exploration of representations of Italian-American identity in American (U.S.) cinema. Analysis of both Hollywood and independently produced films, especially as they represent ethnicity, gender, and social class of Italian Americans.

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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 127: Film Theory (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; 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: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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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

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CDM 121: Introduction to Sonic Arts (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the use of sound within the arts. Techniques and aesthetics of experimental contemporary practices. Creation of original sound works. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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CDM 122: Intermediate Sonic Arts (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 121; or Consent of Instructor. Techniques of recording, editing, mixing, and synthesis to combine voice, field recordings, and electronic signals. Incorporating live, recorded, found sounds to create multidimensional stories. Presentation of live performances, etc. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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TCS 125: Advanced Sound

Performance and Improvisation (4) Workshop 3 hours; practice 3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 121 and 122 or consent of instructor. Culmination of TCS sound courses. Class will focus on performance and improvisation, culminating in a final public performance. Students will be expected to do extensive reading and rehearsal outside of class time. III. (III.) Ostertag

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

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Foundation course teaches 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. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 130. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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TCS 159: Media Subcultures (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Relationships between subcultural groups and media technologies. Media as the cohesive and persuasive force of subcultural activities. List-servs, websites, free radio, fan ‘zines, and hip-hop culture. GE credit: ACGH, VL. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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TCS 175: Small Scale Film Production (4)

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.

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