Autumn 2013

Prerequisite | Core | Non-Industrial or Elective | Non-Fiction or Elective |
Multicultural or Elective | Pre-1950s or Elective | Electives | Senior Seminar | Graduate

Prerequisite

English 2263 Introduction to Film

Introduction to methods of reading film texts by analyzing cinema as technique, as system, and as cultural product.
Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 263. GE VPA course.
Class Components: Lecture and Recitation (Register for the lecture and one of the recitation sections below)

  • Lecture: 20731 Instructor: Jared B Gardner Meets: Tu Th 8-9:20 am Scott Lab E0001
    • Recitation: 20732 Instructor: Staff Meets: Fr 8-8:55 am Knowlton Hall 0195
    • Recitation: 20733 Instructor: Staff Meets: Fr 8-8:55 am McPherson Lab 1046

Notes: This course offers an introduction to the language and aesthetics of cinema, familiarizing students with the basic building blocks of film, the forms that movies use to tell stories, move viewers emotionally, communicate complex ideas, and dramatize social conflicts. It also introduces students to significant developments in film history and ways of approaching film interpretation. We will use each week's film as both a case study in the strategic deployment of certain cinematic techniques, and as a specific set of images and sounds that combine to create a unique cinematic expression. Throughout the term, we will focus on detailed analysis of films, analyzing closely the ways in which the multiple elements of moviemaking come together to make, and complicate, meaning. Our primary goal in this class is to become skilled at thinking, talking, and writing critically about movies and, in the process, to deepen our appreciation and understanding of the film medium. Films we will study will include RASHOMON, WILD STRAWBERRIES, PSYCHO, and LOST IN TRANSLATION. Requirements for the course include regular attendance, participation in recitations, quizzes, two papers and a final exam.

Core

History of Art 2901 Intro to World Cinema

Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 260. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.
Class Components: Lecture (Register for one of the lectures below)

  • Lecture: 21634 Instructor: Staff Meets: Tu Th 8-9:20 am Mendenhall Lab 0100
  • Lecture: 21635 Instructor: Staff Meets: Tu Th 5:30-6:50 pm Psychology Bldg 0002

Film Studies 2271 Introduction to Film Studies

An introduction to the field of Film Studies based on a survey of the major theories of film analysis, specifically geared for incoming majors.
Prereq: English 2263 (263), or HistArt 2901 (260). Not open to students with credit for 2270 (270). Ge VPA course.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 21070 Instructor: Jessie M Labov Meets: Tu Th 11:10 am-12:30 pm Arps Hall 0387

Non-Industrial or Elective

History of Art 5645 Video Art

Introduces students to video as an artistic medium by studying its contentious past, multiple forms, and the trajectories of this expanding field.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 640.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 30379/30381 Instructor: Kristina B Paulsen Meets: Tu Th 12:45-2:05 pm Arps Hall 0385

Notes: Combined sections

Non-Fiction or Elective

Film Studies 3660 Documentary Film Studies

An upper-level course in documentary geared toward film studies majors.
Prereq: 2270 or 2271, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
Class components: Lecture (note that Monday's class ends later than Wednesday and Friday)

  • Lecture: 31222 Instructor: Margaret C. Flinn Meets: M 3-4:50 pm We Fr 3-3:55 pm Enarson 0326

Multicultural or Elective

History of Art 3901 World Cinema Today

An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.
Prereq: Soph standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 350. GE VPA course.
Class components: Lecture (Register for one of the lectures below)

  • Lecture: 21636 Instructor: Staff Meets: We Fr 11:10 am-12:30 pm Gateway Film Center House 3
  • Lecture: 21637 Instructor: Staff Meets: Tu Th 5:30-6:50 pm University Hall 0014

Pre-1950s or Elective

German 3351 Democracy, Fascism, & German Culture

Culture of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany in literature, film, the other arts; the roots of fascism and its echoes in postwar Germany. Taught in English.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 299. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 21442 Instructor: Andrew John Spencer Meets: We Fr 9:35-10:55 am Arps Hall 0388

Electives

Adv Computing Cntr Arts & Design 3350 The History of Animation

An overview of the history and theory of animation including origin of animation forms, Hollywood Studio animation, a sample of World Animation and contemporary animation.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 350.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 16636 Instructor: David Glenn Filipi Meets: We Fr 9:35-10:55 am Wexner Center for the Arts 0001

Notes: Combined section (with ACCAD 6650)

Comparative Studies 3607 Film and Literature as a Narrative

Relationships between film and literature; emergence of cinematic art as a form of representation with emphasis on diverse cultural traditions.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 3607H (358H, 358). GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

Course components: Lecture (*Note the different meeting times)

  • Lecture: 18818 Intructor: Andrew Curtis Culp Meets: Mo 12:10-2 pm and We Fr 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 0131

Film Studies 2367.02 The American Film Genre

An intermediate course centering around the works of one important US film genre that extends and refines expository writing and analytic reading / viewing skills.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) and Soph standing, or enrollment in Film Studies major. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. GE writing and comm course: level 2.

Course components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 34172 Instructor: Angus Ian Fletcher Meets: Tu Th 12:45-2:05 pm
  • Notes: Heroic Narratives in Film. From the self-engineered superhero of Iron Man to the intrepid friends of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, movies have given us heroes who inspire us to imagine new possibilities for ourselves and our world. In this class, we will deconstruct past heroic narratives in order to construct our own new ones, putting critical analysis at the service of original myth-making.

Film Studies 4880 Screenwriting and the Business of Cinema

This course examines screenwriting as both a literary art form and a challenging profession.
Prereq: Theatre 5331 (636), or permission of instructor. Not open to credit to students with credit for 680.

Course components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 21071 Instructor: Andrew Maurice Rose Meets: We Fr 9:35-10:55 am Scott Lab E0421

Film Studies 4890 Advanced Screenwriting

An intensive writing course in which each student completes a feature-length screenplay based on work previously completed in Film Studies 680 or Film Studies 4880.
Prereq: 4880 (680), and permission of director. Not open to students with credit for 690.

Course components: Seminar

  • Seminar: 21072 Instructor: Andrew Maurice Rose Meets: We Fr 11:10 am -12:30 pm Smith Lab 1150
  • Notes: Department consent required.

French 5701 Topics in French and Francophone Cinema

Study of the history and aesthetics of French cinema. Topics vary.
Prereq: For undergraduates - 2801 or 3701 (470), or permission of the instructor. For graduate students - Permission of the Graduate Advisor. Not open to students with credit for 670. FL Admis Cond course.

Course requirements: Lecture

  • Lecture: 28286 Instructor: Margaret C. Flinn Meets: We Fr 12:45-2:05 pm Mendenhall Lab 0185

Russian 3460 Modern Russian Experience Through Film

Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.
Course components: Lecture (Register for one of the lecture sections)

  • Lecture:26762 Instructor: Robert Alan Mulcahy Meets: Tu Th 9:35-10:55 am Watts Hall 0395
  • Lecture: 33322 Instructor: Dzhamilya Nazyrova Meets: Tu Th 11:10 am-12:30 pm PAES Bldg A0109

Slavic 3360 Screening Minorities: Representations of the Other in Slavic Film

Film representations of ethnic and religious others in East European cinema. Taught in English.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360. GE VPA course.
Course components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 26830 Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff Meets: Tu Th 9:35-10:55 am Scott Lab E0105

Spanish 4580 Latin American Film

Study of Latin American film; special attention is paid to the relationship between film and the society in which it is produced.
Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 3450 (450) or 3450H (450H). Not open to students with credit for 580. FL Admis Cond course.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 27231 Instructor: Laura Podalsky Meets: Tu Th 11:10 am-12:30 pm Hagerty Hall 0251

Spanish 4581 Spanish Film

Study of Spanish film; special attention is paid to the relationship between film and the society in which it is produced.
Prereq: A grade of C- or above in 3450 (450) or 3450H (450H). Not open to students with credit for 581. FL Admis Cond course.
Class components: Lecture (Note the different meeting times and places for We and Fr)

  • Lecture: 27221 Instructor: Eugenia R Romero Meets: We 12:45-2:35 pm Ramseyer Hall 0166 Fr 12:45-2:05 pm Biological Sciences Bldg 0676

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies 3317 Hollywood, Women, & Film

A critical survey of the rep. of women in Hollywood cinema, examples drawn from the 1930's to present. Learn how film has functioned in its representation of women and how and why women film makers have created alternative visions of women in film.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 317. GE VPA course.
Class components: Lecture (Register for one of the lectures)

  • Lecture: 27919 Instructor: Denise Ann Fuller Meets: Mo We Fr 1:50-2:45 pm Smith Lab 1048
  • Lecture: 27920 Instructor: Erin Christine Tobin Meets: Mo 2:15-5:00 pm Scott Lab N0050

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies 4527 Studies in Gender & Cinema

Analysis of different film types focused on women to help students understand historical scope, theoretical frameworks, and reading strategies for understanding these films; topics vary.
Prereq: Not open to students with 10 qtr cr hrs of 527 or FilmStd 527. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 27926 Instructor: Linda Maria Mizejewski Meets: Tu Th 2:20-3:40 pm Scott Lab N0048

Notes: "A survey of Hollywood's unruly women from Mae West to Bridesmaids."

English 4578 Special Topics in Film

Examination of particular topics, themes, genres, or movements in cinema; topics may include particular directors (Orson Welles), periods (The Sixties), genres (horror).
Prereq: 10 qtr cr hrs or 6 cr hrs of English at 2000-3000 level, or permission of instructor. 5 qtr cr hrs in 367 or 3 cr hrs in 2367 in any subject is acceptable towards the 6 cr hrs. Not open to students with 15 qtr cr hrs for 578 or 9 sem cr hrs for 4578 or 4578H. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.
Class components: Lecture (3 different lectures each with different content; see notes for each lecture)

  • Lecture: 20830 Instructor: Frederick Aldama
    Meets: We Fr 12:45-2:05 pm Gateway Film Center House 4
    Notes: "Mex-Cine: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century"
    In this course we will explore how Mexican films made and exhibited during the first decade of the 21st century creatively texture racial, sexual, ethnic, gender, and class identities and experiences. We will explore issues of representation as well as technique, including how directors use a variety of techniques--genre, point of view, tempo, mood, style, characterization, for instance--to complexly cue, trigger, and even re-direct our thoughts of and feelings toward Mexican themes, characters, settings, and stories depicted.
    We will view the following films: Vargas's El Violin/The Violin, Estrada's La ley de Herodes/Herod's Law, Cuaron's Y tu mama tambien/And Your Mama Too, Carrera's El crimen del padre Amaro/The Crime of Father Amaro, Cary Fukunaga's Sin Nombre/Without a Name, Rivera's Sleep Dealer, Tort's De la calle/Streeters, Diaz Yanez's Solo Quiero Caminar/ Walking Vengeance, Pla's La Zona/The Zone, Gonzalez I?arritu's Amores Perros.
    We will read Aldama's Mex-Cine: Mexican Filmmaking, Production, and Consumption in the Twenty-first Century. Please purchase at amazon.com or at:
    https://www.press.umich.edu/4344102/mex_cinE
    You will write 3 papers (5-7pages) and write one-page weekly journal responses.
  • Lecture: 20828 Instructor: Morris Beja
    Meets: Tu Th 2:20-3:40 pm Denney Hall 0250
    Notes: Special Topics in Cinema - The Films of Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick:
    We shall examine the career and representative films of two of the most renowned and controversial figures in film history: Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick. The Welles films we'll study will be Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, and The Trial. Those by Kubrick will be Paths of Glory, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut. Assigned readings will include three novels: Franz Kafka's The Trial, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. In order to give students time to read Lolita, we'll view and discuss Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove before his film of Lolita, although Lolita appeared first.
    Students will write two papers, 5-7 pages each. There won't be a mid-term, but there will be a short quiz on each novel, and a final examination.
  • Lecture: 20829 Instructor: Jane Huey Chuan Chen
    Meets: Tu Th 3:55-5:15 pm Denney Hall 0238
    Notes: This course explores the cheap, low-culture sensation of exploitation films. As a class of films that became visible the 1920s in the U.S., exploitation films featured all that was considered excessive and prohibited under the Hollywood Hayes Production Code, including interracial relationships, sex, violence, non-heterosexual sexualities, single parent families, criminality, gore, the superhuman, and the supernatural. By the 1960s and 1970s, exploitation films became defined through specific genres targeting niche audiences, such as Blaxploitation, horror, sexploitation, martial arts, spaghetti westerns, gangster, and prison films. Hollywood's incorporation of exploitation's smaller scale, niche production and iconography and the growing international cinematic market contributed to this shift. Beginning in the last decade of 20th century, electronic networks and global Hollywood have helped to further absorb, disperse, and re-assemble exploitation films for hybrid transnational circulation. This course will track the development of the exploitation phenomenon alongside and within classical Hollywood cinema and then as a general feature of global post-industrial Hollywood and media.
    Course materials may include work by Ana M. Lopez, Tejaswini Ganti, Toby Miller, Ting Wang & Nitin Govil, Yvonne Sims, Celine Parre?as Shimizu, Kara Keeling, Linda Williams, Ed Guerrero, Alexander Galloway & Eugene Thacker, Kyung Hyun Kim, N. Katherine Hayles, Wendy Chun, Henry Jenkins, Robert Rodriguez, Bliss Cua Lim.
    Screenings may include: Quentin Tarantino's Man with the Iron Fists, Melvin Van Peebles's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Jack Hill's Switchblade Sisters, Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, Robert Clouse's Enter the Dragon, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, Kim Ji-woon's The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Hideo Nakata's Ringu.
    Course requirements may include an in-class presentation, regular participation in a course blog, exploratory midterm project, and final paper project. The course will fulfill requirements towards English, Film, Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies, and Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies majors and minors. (Check with your program/department for more details.) chen.982@osu.edu Undergraduate Major or Minor Course

Senior Seminar

Film Studies 4895 Advanced Seminar: Topics in Film Studies

Selected problems (themes, movements, theories, genres, styles, etc.) in film studies; topics vary per semester.
Prereq: Enrollment in FilmStd major, and Sr standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.
Class components: Seminar

  • Seminar: 28471 Instructor: Staff Meets: Tu Th 2:20-3:40 pm Arps Hall 0387

Graduate

English 6778.01 Introduction to Graduate Study in Film and Film Theory

An advanced survey of the methodologies, contexts, and development of film and film theory.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 6778.01 (778) or 6778.02.
Course components: Seminar

  • Seminar: 20835 Instructor: Sean Lawrence O'Sullivan Meets: Th 9:10-12:25 am Denney Hall 0435
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