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CTS 012: Introduction to Media Computation (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. Introduction to key computational ideas necessary to understand and produce digital media. Fundamentals of programming are covered as well as analysisof how media are represented and transmitted in digital form. Aimed primarily at non-computer science students. (Same course as Engineering: Computer Science 012.) GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng

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CTS 040A: Media History (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—2 hour(s); Extensive Writing. History of Media to 1945, with particular focus on mechanically reproduced mass media technologies including the printing press, the newspaper, photography, cinema, radio and early computing technology. Analysis of inter-related cultural and political topics. (Same course as STS 040A.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.

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CTS 041A: History of Cinema from 1895 to 1945

What is the impact of movies around the world? Films are international products with global audiences, and that’s how we’ll study them in this class, from the very beginning of cinema to World War Two. The spectrum of films viewed includes silent films and sound films, black and white films and color films, cartoons and live-action, made by Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, and many other of the era’s great filmmakers from the United States, France, Russia, China, Mexico and elsewhere.

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FMS 001: Introduction to Film Studies (4)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). 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. Not open for credit to students who have taken HUM 010. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.

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CDM 105: Feminist Media Production (6)
Cross-listed as 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. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, SocSci, Div|AH, SS, ACGH, DD, VL.—W. (W.) Wyman (new course—eff.

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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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CDM 136: Electronics for Artists (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Creative application of electronic technology relevant to media and fine arts involving both electronic principles and hands-on application. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.

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

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. GE credit: ACGH, AH, SS, VL. Effective: 2014 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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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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