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Courses in Film Studies

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FLM 200: Film Collective (1 cr.)

FLM 230: Introduction to Film (4 cr.)

FLM 231: Film and Literature (4 cr.)

FLM 233: Documentary Technologies (3 cr.)

FLM 260: Intro to Digital Film (4 cr.)

FLM 300: History of Film to Midcentury (3 cr.)

FLM 301: History of Film after Midcentury (3 cr.)

FLM 334: Screenwriting (3 cr.)

FLM 335: Film Directing (4 cr.)

FLM 336: Aesthetics of Film Editing (3 cr.)

FLM 337: Topics in Film Form (3 cr.)

FLM 338: Film Financing, Distribution, and Marketing (3 cr.)

FLM 350: National and Transnational Cinemas (3 cr.)

FLM 355: Film Genres (3 cr.)

FLM 380: Classical Film and Media Theory (3 cr.)

FLM 381: Contemporary Film and Media Theory (3 cr.)

FLM 400: Seminar in Film History (3 cr.)

FLM 411: Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (3 cr.)

FLM 431A: Studies in Ethnic Film (3 cr.)

FLM 431B: Studies in Postcolonial Cinema (3 cr.)

FLM 431C: Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality (3 cr.)

FLM 434: Advanced Screenwriting (3 cr.)

FLM 435A: Creating the Fiction Film I (3 cr.) 

FLM 435B: Creating the Fiction Film II (3 cr.)

FLM 455: Experimental Film and Media (3 cr.)

FLM 460: Seminar Advanced Digital Film (3 cr.)

FLM 480: Seminar in Film and Media Theory (3 cr.)

FLM 485: Seminar: Aesthetics and Experimentation in Emergent Media (3 cr.)

FLM 489H: Senior Honors Project

FLM 490: Independent Study (variable cr.)

FLM 491: Special topics in Film (variable cr.)

FLM 492H: Honors Seminar in Film Studies

FLM 493: Internship in Film Studies (3 cr. required)

FLM 499: Senior Thesis (variable cr.)


ENG 478A: Literature, Technology, Representation

ENG 478B: Literature and Visual Culture (3 cr.)

LL 250A: Topics in National Cinemas: German Cinema (3 cr.)

LL 250B: Topics in National Cinemas: East Asian Cinema (3 cr.)

LL 250C: Topics in National Cinemas: Israeli Cinema (3 cr.)

ROM 355: French, Italian, and Spanish Cinema since 1930 (4 cr.)

THR 304: Topics in Acting/Directing II: Acting for the Camera (3 cr.)

THR 350: Plays as Film (3 cr.)