Autumn 2014

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Prerequisite | Core | Non-fictional/Non-Industrial | Multicultural |
Pre-1950s | Avant GardeSenior Seminar | Electives | New Group Studies Course |
Graduate (GIS)

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.
Register for the lecture section and *one* of the recitations.

  • Lecture: 19230 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm University Hall 0014  Instructor: Jared Gardner
  • Recitation: 19231 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Bolz Hall 0317 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 19232 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Bolz Hall 0422 Instructor: Staff

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.

  • Lecture: 19849 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Hagerty Hall 180 Instructor: Staff
  • Lecture: 19850 Meets: 5:30-6:50 pm Journalism Building 0300 Instructor: Staff

Film Studies 2271 Introduction to Film Studies for Majors

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.

  • Lecture: 19390 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Caldwell 177 Instructor: Jesse Schotter

Non-Fictional/Non-Industrial (or elective)

Documentary

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.
Notice the different meeting and location times.

  • Lecture: 27058 Meets: M 10:05-11:55 am Gateway Film Center House 4; T Th 10:20-11:15 am Scott Lab N0050 Instructor: Sean O'Sullivan

Avant Garde

Film Studies 4670H Cinema and the Historical Avant Garde

Historicizes cinema's political and artistic roots, concentrating on the perceived and real possibilities of the medium. Fosters critical awareness of "film culture" historically and currently.
Prereq: Honors standing, and English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 670H or German 4670H (670H). Cross-listed in German.

  • Lecture: 34785 Meets: T Th 3:55-5:15 pm Lazenby Hall 0002 Instructor: Aaron Petten

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.

  • Lecture: 19851 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Hitchcock Hall 0035 Instructor: Staff
  • Lecture: 19852 Meets: T Th 5:30-6:50 pm Baker Systems 0120 Instructor: Staff

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.

  • Lecture: 24407 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Scott Lab E0040 Instructor: Yana Hashamova

Pre-1950s (or elective)

ACCAD 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.

  • Lecture: 15587, 15588 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Wexner Center 0001 Instructor: David Filipi

Senior Seminar (can be repeated as elective)

Film Studies 4895 Adavanced 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.

  • Lecture: 25636 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05pm Hagerty Hall 0071 (lower level) Instructor: Margaret Flinn
  • Topic: This class will consider the ways in which contemporary art cinemas function both nationally and transnationally. What does “art and experimental” cinema mean in current markets? How are directors consecrated as “auteurs” and what does that mean for the way their films are received in criticism and scholarship? To what degree are genres nationally coded and what happens when “auteurs” engage “genre” filmmaking? How do star personas intersect with other critical structures?  How have televisual and Internet distribution and funding structures altered the medium? What theoretical tools do terms such as globalization, internationalism, the transnational, and cosmopolitanism each add to our understanding of films? The course will be organized around a limited number of case studies of various directors/national cinemas. Geographical representation is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather we will consider various models that operate counter to (although often in dialogue with) the more familiar U.S. Hollywood/Independent paradigms.

Electives (see categories above for more elective options)

Comparative Studies 3607 Film and Literature as Narrative Art

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.
Note the different meeting times and days.

  • Lecture: 17958 Meets: M 12:10-2 pm W F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 0131 Instructor: Staff
  • Class note: Please go to comparativestudies.osu.edu/courses to see a detailed description of this class.

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.
Please check buckeyelink.com and english.osu.edu for course topics.

  • Lecture: 19300 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Gateway Film Center House 4 Instructor: Frederick Aldama
  • Lecture: 19298 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Fontana Lab 0142 Instructor: Sandra MacPherson
    • Topic for this section (19292): "The Celluloid Enlightenment"
  • Lecture: 19299 Meets:  T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Denney Hall 0250 Instructor: Sean O'Sullivan
    • Topic for this section (19299): "Television, Narrative, Seriality"

Slavic 3310 Science Fiction: East Meets West

Slavic, American, and British sci-fi on page and screen as reflection of major cultural concerns: progress, utopia, human perfectibility, limits of science and knowledge, gender, identity. Taught in English. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Lecture: 31322 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Arps Hall 0383 Instructor: Helena Goscilo

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.

  • Lecture: 24463 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Caldwell Lab 0220 Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

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. Note the different meeting times.

  • Lecture: 24794 Meets: T 12:45-2:35 pm Th 12:45-2:05 pm Hagerty Hall 250 Instructor: Staff

WGSS 3317  Hollywood, Women, and 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.

  • Lecture: 25376 Meets: M 2:15-5:00 pm Denney Hall 0206 Instructor: Denise Fuller
  • Lecture: 25377 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Caldwell Lab 0115 Instructor: Erin Tobin
  • Lecture: 33415 Meets: T R 2:20-3:40 pm Scott Lab E0105 Instructor: Linda Mizejewski

WGSS 4527 Studies in Gender and 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.

  • Lecture: 33413 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0222 Instructor: Linda Mizejewski

New Group Studies Course for Autumn 2014

Film Studies 4194 Story Development for Film Production

Group studies for work in various fields of film studies not normally offered in courses.
Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 3 completions.
Prereq: FS 2271 or permission of Instructor. Not open to students Enrolled in FS 4895 AU 2013 only.

  • Lecture: 33565 Meets: M 3-5:45 pm 160 Hagerty Hall Instructor: Angus Fletcher
  • Class note: In this course, students will harness the critical skills and historical knowledge provided by previous Film Studies courses to develop a personal statement-of-purpose that enables them to generate and refine their own original film concepts for subsequent production courses.
    Models for these statements of purpose will be drawn from four different film genera (documentary, animated, narrative, and experimental) that match up with the four core areas of the Moving Image Program, providing an academic bridge between the curricula of Film Studies and film production.

Graduate (GIS) Courses

ACCAD 6650 History of Animation

Overview of the history and theory of animation, including the origin of animation forms and Hollywood Studio animation, with a sample of World and contemporary animations.
Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 650.

  • Lecture: 15587 & 15588 Meets: WF 9:35-10:55 am 0001 Wexner Center Instructor: David Filipi

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.
Please check buckeyelink.com and english.osu.edu for course topics.

  • Lecture: 19300 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Gateway Film Center House 4 Instructor: Frederick Aldama
    • 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 content (character and theme) as well as how a given director uses formal devices such as lighting, camera angle and lens, sound, pacing, and mise-en-scène to give shape to their filmic stories. We will also consider questions of production and consumption, including how the film’s trigger thoughts of and feelings toward Mexican themes, characters, settings, and stories in new and innovative ways.We will use the tools and concepts developed in film theory (especially those that identify shaping devices like those mentioned above) along with the advances in the cognitive and neurosciences to understand better how Mexican films are built and how they work to engage audiences.
    • You will view the following films: Francisco Vargas's El Violín/The Violin; Luis Estrada’s La ley de Herodes/Herod’s Law; Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también también/And Your Mama Too as well as Children of Men; Carlos Carrera's El crimen del padre Amaro/The Crime of Father Amaro; Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre/Without a Name; Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer; Tort’s De la calle/Streeters; Augustin Díaz Yanez’s Sólo Quiero Caminar/ Walking Vengeance; Rodrigo Plá’s La Zona/The Zone; Fernando Sariñana’s Amar te duele/ Love hurts; Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth; and Alejandro González Iñarritu's Amores Perros.
  • Lecture: 19298 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Fontana Lab 0142 Instructor: David Brewer
  • Lecture: 19299 Meets:  T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Denney Hall 0250 Instructor: Sean O'Sullivan
    • Topic for this section (19299): "Television, Narrative, Seriality"

English 6778.01 and 6778.02 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.

  • Seminar: 19302 & 19303 Meets: Th 9:10-12:10 pm 0435 Denney Hall Instructor: Ryan Friedman
  • Class note: In the last two decades, technologies of digital simulation have begun to replace the medium of film (celluloid film stock) in the recording, reproducing, and exhibiting of moving images. This shift comes on the heels of film studies' achieving legitimacy as an academic discipline and will have considerable consequences for the discipline's future. The disappearance of film raises the prospect of a form of study without a proper object. But, as the earliest debates about the "ontology" of moving images suggest, film studies may always have been a discipline without a single, clear object. Moreover, as D. N. Rodowick has argued, "While film may disappear, cinema nonetheless persists." The photographic techniques, narrative conventions, and social functions we associate with "cinema" seem to outlive "film."
    This course provides an introduction to graduate-level film studies, departing from the peculiar historical perspective afforded by the "death" or "end of film." We will examine major debates in film theory in historical perspective, looking at how earlier thinkers have responded to the question "What is film/cinema?" and how major technological developments in the medium have shaped their responses. We will view films from a range of periods and national cinemas while also moving between critical approaches rooted in a range of traditions: aesthetic philosophy, semiotics, psychoanalysis, cultural materialist critique, historicism, gender theory, queer theory, and critical race theory.

Film Studies 7000 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Film History

Study of the social, industrial, technological, and intellectual history of cinema, including cinema's relationships to modernity and its transnational developments.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor.

  • Seminar: 32536 Meets: Th 9:10-12:25 pm Instructor: Jared Gardner

History of Art 8901 Cinema Studies

Intensive studies of specific movements, artists, periods and theories of cinema.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

  • Seminar: 32424 Meets: W 2:15-5:00 pm Instructor: Kristina Paulsen

Spanish 7800 Latin American Film

Study of Latin American film focusing on historical periods, dominant genres, distinguished directors, and relation of film to larger social, cultural and political dynamics.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 780.

  • Lecture: 32223 Meets: T 5:30-8:15 pm Instructor: Laura Podalsky
  • Class note:
    Este curso es una introduccion al cine latinoamericano y las practicas del analisis filmico.  En primer lugar, les dara un panorama historico del desarrollo del cine latinoamericano desde la epoca silente hasta hoy en dia, utilizando los casos de Argentina y Brasil. Hablaremos de las transformaciones industriales y esteticas ?es decir, de generos, estrellas, auteurs, movimientos, escuelas de cine y nuevas tecnologias, entre otras cosas.  En segundo lugar, discutiremos algunos de los planteamientos teoricos mas influyentes dentro del campo de cine (por ej. como funcionan los generos, que es un auteur, que es cine politico) y fuera (por ej.  como se narra la nacion, que es una cultura descolonizada).  Finalmente, les familiarizara con las herramientas del analisis filmico.  Veremos algo del cine silente (las actualidades tanto como peliculas de ficcion como Nobleza Gaucha y Limite), el cine de genero (melodramas argentinos y chanchadas brasileiras), el Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Tire die, La hora de los hornos, Vidas secas, Antonio das Mortes) y el cine contemporaneo.  Leeremos la obra de especialistas del cine latinoamericano como Ana Lopez, Paulo Antonio Paranagua, Ismail Xavier, Robert Stam y Joanna Page, entre otros; y las propuestas teoricas de Richard Dyer, Glauber Rocha, Octavio Getino y Fernando Solanas, Teresa de Lauretis, Vivian Sobchack.  El curso se dara en espa?ol, con lecturas en espa?ol, portugues e ingles (con traducciones cuando posible).

WGSS 4527 Studies in Gender and 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.

  • Lecture: 25378 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Baker Systems 0136 Instructor: Linda Mizejewski

Supplemental GIS Course:

History of Art 8001 Studies in Art Theory and Criticism

Investigations of theories of art and their applications.
Prereq: 5640 (600), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 839 or 710. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

  • Seminar: 32425 Meets: F 2:15-5:00 pm 0315 Pomerene Hall Instructor: Karl Whittington
 
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