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CDM 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. Introduction to selected cinematic movements and national film traditions. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2021 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 041A—History of Cinema from 1895-1945 (4)

Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 001 recommended. Examination of the cultural context of the emergence of cinema. Discussion of cinema as a product of the age of industrialization and conquest, as well as an element of urban culture, and mass transportation. Not open for credit to students who have taken CTS 041A. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Summer Session 1.

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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 198—Directed Group Study (1-5)
Topic: Screenwriting

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 012—Introduction to Media Computation (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to key computational ideas necessary to understand and produce digital media. Fundamentals of programming and analysis of how media are represented and transmitted in digital form. Aimed primarily at non-computer science students. Two units of credit for students that have taken ECS 010, ECS 030, ECS 032A, ECS 036A, or ENG 006. (Same course as ECS 012.) GE credit: AH, QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2021 Spring Quarter.

 

 

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CTS 040A—Media History 1, Guttenberg to Oppenheimer (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 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 147A: Chinese Film
Cross-listed as CHN 101

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): HIS 009A; Or any course on traditional China; upper division standing. English language survey of Chinese film, from its inception to the end of the 20th century. Chinese films as important texts for understanding national, transnational, racial, gender, and class politics of modern China. GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.

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CTS 162: Surveillance Technologies & Social Media (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): TCS 001 or STS 020. Study of the ubiquitous presence of CCTV, face recognition software, global tracking systems, biosensors, and data mining practices that have made surveillance part of our daily life. Study boundaries between security and control, information and spying. (Same course as STS 162.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, OL, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Winter 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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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
Summer Session 2

Traditional and new forms of documentary. Skills and strategies for producing work. Progression through all stages of production, from conception through research, then planning and filming, and finally post-production and critique.

MW 9:30-11:50 a.m. , Art Annex 103

TCS 104 | CRN: 74198 | Units: 4

Instructor: Branwen Okpako, email: bkokpako@ucdavis.edu

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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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