Film and Media Studies

2012-13

110 Film and Writing

Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2025

210 Coming to Terms: Cinema

Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2025

215 Topics in Film Study: Knowing Television

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2016, Fall 2019

220 Foundations and Integrations:  Film and Media Studies

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

222 Production Workshop in the Moving Image

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2021

225 Image, Movement, Sound

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012

228 Introduction to Super 8 Film and Digital Video

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

240 Screenwriting

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015

242 The Role and the Self

(Offered as FAMS 242 and THDA 155.) We “act” everyday. We play roles as students, as friends, as city-people, country-people, cosmopolitans. But what does it mean to present oneself publicly, either as “oneself” or in a role of another? The goal of this course is to demystify the acting process, to imagine together how we might “act naturally” in a world that is overwhelmed by technological forms of communication that both enable exchange with one another and that hamper it.

We will read a range of texts, from Erving Goffman’s Self and Everyday Life, to poetry and drama, and we will watch a series of films. Our attention to these works will be to understand the choices we can make as actors, and what choices directors make in their work with actors. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to understand human behavior itself.

Limited to 30 students.  Fall semester.  Croxton Lecturer Howard.

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012

310 Global Sound

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013

312 Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2023, Fall 2024

313 The Soviet Experience

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2021

314 Representing Slavery

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012

316 Performance

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Fall 2017, Fall 2020, Spring 2023

320 Japan on Screen

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2018, Fall 2020, Fall 2022

321 Russian and Soviet Film

Other years: Offered in Fall 2012, Spring 2025

322 South Asian Feminist Cinema

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2019

323 Weimar Cinema: The "Golden Age" of German Film

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2020

324 Popular Cinema

Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Fall 2023

325 Mother India: Reading Gender and Nation in South Asia

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2016, Spring 2021

327 Toward the New Wave

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2014, Spring 2025

328 Representation and Reality in Spanish Cinema

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2024

331 Readings in Media Theory and History

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011

341 Video Production: Bodies in Motion

Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2016

345 Performance Studio

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2020, Fall 2021

351 Cinema and Everyday Life

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2015, Spring 2020

358 Spike Lee’s Joints

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2020

370 Traumatic Events

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2014, Fall 2018

371 Film, Myth, and the Law

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2021

372 Passing in Literature and Film

2023-24: Not offered

374 Borderlands and Barrios: Latino/a Representation in Film and Television

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2022

375 Jazz Film: Improvisation, Narrativity, and Representation

Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2019, January 2021

378 Visual Anthropology

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2024

380 Cinema and the Avant-Garde

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2018, Spring 2022, Fall 2024

421 Inventing Film Theory

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2017

422 Cinephilia

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2017

426 Feminism and Film: A Study of Practice and Theory

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012

442 Cine-Eye

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011

443 Experiments in Narrative

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Fall 2020

451 Ghosts in Shells? Virtuality and Embodiment from Passing to the Posthuman

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2015

456 Media Archaeology and Historiography

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013

484 Animating Cinema and New Media

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Fall 2013

485 Word / Life / Image

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2012

490 Special Topics

Independent Reading Courses.

Fall and spring semester.  The Department.

Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024

498, 499 Senior Honors

Admission with consent of the instructor.  Spring semester.

Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025

Non-Language Departmental Courses

326 An Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Cinema

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2017

Non-Language Courses

373 SPACE

2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014