Autumn 2015

Please check Buckeyelink and/or refer to a course's home department for any questions about course topics, instructors, or schedules. You can find instructor contact information on the department's homepage or using the people find seach engine on my.osu.edu.

Prerequisite Core Non-Industrial | Multicultural |
Pre-1950s | Senior Seminar | Electives | Minor Only |
Graduate (GIS) | Courses of Interest Outside the Major and Minor

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: 15575 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Hagerty Hall 0180  Instructor: David Brewer
  • Recitation: 15576 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0230 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15577 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0258 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15578 Meets: F 3:00-3:55 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0230 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15579 Meets: F 3:00-3:55 pm University Hall 056 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 32822 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm University Hall 056 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 32823 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0358 Instructor: Staff

Core

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: 15711 Meets: W F 3:55-5:15 pm Psychology Building 010 Instructor: Christopher Jeansonne

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: 16137 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Sullivant Hall 0220 Instructor: Steven Hunt
  • Lecture: 16138 Meets: T Th 5:30-6:50 pm Jennings Hall 0155 Instructor: Steven Hunt

Non-Industrial (or elective)

Avant-Garde

History of Art 5905 Avant-Garde Cinema

A survey of significant historical contributions to avant-garde cinema.
Prereq: Junior standing. Not open to students with credit for 650.

  • Lecture: 33238, 33239 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Caldwell Lab 133 Instructor: Erica Levin

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. Repetable to a maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • Lecture: 22585 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Psychology Building 010 Instructor: Laura Podalsky

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: 16139 Meets: W 5:30-8:15 pm Jennings Hall 0155 Instructor: Mark Svede
  • Lecutre: 33079 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Sullivant Hall 0220 Instructor: Mark Svede

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: 20441 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Derby Hall 080 Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Lecture: 23506 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm University Hall 038 Instructor: Elena Myers
  • Lecture: 25169 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Enarson Classroom Building 0218 Instructor: Elena Myers

Spanish 2380 Introduction to Latin American Film

Introduction to Latin American film traditions; analysis of genres, filmmakers, and alternate aesthetics; focus on relation of film to social, political, and economic processes.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 380. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Lecture: 33213 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Ramseyer Hall 0110 Instructor: Laura Podalsky

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: 12455 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Wexner Center 001 Instructor: David Filipi

Senior Seminar (can be repeated as elective)

Film Studies 4895 Senior Seminar

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: 32786 Meets: M 2:15-5:00 pm Hagerty Hall 0259 Instructor: Ryan Friedman
  • Class Title: Senior Seminar: African American Film, 1960-Present
  • Course Description: This course examines the history of African American film since the 1960s, an era of significant change both within the American film industry and society at large.  Reading relevant texts in film theory and criticism and carefully contextualizing the visual material, we will explore the themes, questions, forms, and genres through which the African American cinematic tradition has developed, from that period into our present moment.  We will watch films by artists working both in Hollywood and independently, likely including: Nothing But a Man (dir. Michael Roemer, 1964); Cotton Comes to Harlem (dir. Ossie Davis, 1970), Uptown Saturday Night (dir. Sidney Poitier, 1974); Killer of Sheep (dir. Charles Burnett, 1978); Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee, 1989); Daughters of the Dust (dir. Julie Dash, 1991); The Watermelon Woman, dir. Cheryl Dunye, 1996), Love and Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000), and Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay, 2014).

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: 14051 Meets: M 12:10-2:00 pm W F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 0131 Instructor: Vidar Thorsteinsson
  • Lecture: 24690 Meets: M W 4:10-5:05 pm F 4:10-6:00 pm Pomerene Hall 0208 Instructor: Jason Payne
    • 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: 15627 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Enarson Classroom Building 0358 Instructor: David Brewer
    • ​Los Angeles Plays Itself: The Valley, Beverly Hills, South Central ...  This course will examine the peculiar investment that American films of the last four decades have had in Los Angeles-as an object of both utopian yearnings and dystopian anxieties, as a place in which the very notion of "'place'" is both highly loaded and curiously hard to pin down.  In so doing, we will be thinking about film's use of space and place more generally:  the ways in which particular kinds of stories not only get associated with particular locales, but are able to use those locales as a sort of shorthand with which to conjure up a whole host of associations and expectations.  Obviously, such techniques are hardly limited to film.  But film's visual qualities (the ways in which every film has to be set somewhere and that somewhere has to be shown) give space and place a power on screen that is hard for other forms and media to match.  We'll try to account for that power as we figure out why Los Angeles, of all places, should loom so large. Likely viewings will include Valley Girl, The Terminator, Die Hard, Boyz n the Hood, L.A. Confidential, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Hancock, The Lincoln Lawyer, and perhaps The Bling Ring. Your grade for the course will be comprised of your grades on three maps, two essays that grow out of those maps, and your active participation in our discussions.
       
  • Lecture: 15628 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Hayes Hall 024 Instructor: Jesse Schotter
    • In the last decade, the video game industry has eclipsed the movies in popularity.  This class will examine how films from Hollywood and around the world have reacted to the rise of video games as a new and increasingly dominant medium.  We'll spend the first few weeks articulating the similarities and differences between video games and cinema, and looking at the ways in which video games have become more like films.  In so doing, we'll explore theories of video games and of the relationship between competing media forms.  The bulk of the class will focus on an examination of recent films that seek to emulate or improve upon the unique characteristics of video games.   Films may include The Matrix, Children of Men, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Run Lola Run, Holy Motors, and Being John Malkovich.  Course requirements include a four page paper and presentation, a series of brief responses, and a final six page paper.
  • Lecture: 15629 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm 140 W. 19th St. 136 Instructor: Sean O'Sullivan
    • ​Television, Narrative, Seriality: This course will consider central questions of televisual art and narrative, focusing on the first seasons of three different series: The Wire (2002); Mad Men (2007); and Orange Is the New Black (2013). We will examine the basic storytelling practices of serial television; the creation of storywolds; the organization of time and space; the interplay of characters; and connections between cinema (and the episodic) and television (and the recurring).

English 4578H 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: Honors program, and 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.

  • Lecture: 32833 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Denney Hall 0207 Instructor: Mark Conroy

French 5701 Topics in French and Francophone Cinema

Study of the history and aesthetics of French cinema. Topics vary.
PrereqFor undergraduates - 3101 (401), plus one additional 3000- or 4000-level (400-level) course taught in French. For graduate students - permission of the Graduate Advisor. Not open to students with credit for 670. FL Admis Cond course.

  • Lecture: 33083, 33094 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Psychology Building 014 Instructor: Margaret Flinn

Italian 2053 Introduction to Italian Cinema

Survey of the Italian cinema from the beginnings to today, with special emphasis on neorealism. Taught in English.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 221. GE VPA and diversity global studies course.

  • Lecture: 31869 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Campbell Hall 0200 Instructor: Dana Renga

Slavic 3310 Science Fiction: East vs. 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.
Prereq: Not open to students with creedit for 3320 or WGSS 3310. GE VPA and diversity global studies courses. Cross listed in WGSS.

  • Lecture: 33975 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Psychology Bldg 014 Instructor: Helena Goscilo

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.

  • Lecture: 20805 Meets: M W 9:35-10:55 am Hagerty Hall 0359 Instructor: Elizabeth Davis

WGSS 3317  Hollywood, Women, and Film

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: 21344 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Evans Lab 2003 Instructor: Jonathan Branfman
  • Lecture: 21345 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Campbell Hall 0335 Instructor: Denise Fuller

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.
Prereq: Not open to students with 10 qtr cr hrs of 527 or Film Studies 527. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

  • Lecture: 32429 Meets: W 11:15-2:00 pm University Hall 0286A Instructor: Linda Mizejewski

Minor Only Courses

English 3378 Special Topics in Film and Literature

Focuses on the relationship between film and literature; topics may include adaptation, cross-media themes and modes, influence of cinema on literature and vice versa.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with 10 qtr cr hrs on 378. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hrs. GE cultures and ideas course.

  • Lecture: 15626 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am McPherson Lab 1046 Instructor: Karen Winstead
  • Lecture: 33053 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Macquigg Lab 159 Instructor: Karen Winstead

Graduate (GIS) Courses

ACCAD 6650 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: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 650.

  • Lecture: 12456 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Wexner Center 001 Instructor: David Filipi

French 5701 Topics in French and Francophone Cinema

Study of the history and aesthetics of French cinema. Topics vary.
Prereq: For undergraduates - 3101 (401), plus one additional 3000- or 4000-level (400-level) course taught in French. For graduate students - permission of the Graduate Advisor. Not open to students with credit for 670. FL Admis Cond course.

  • Lecture: 33083, 33094 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Psychology Building 014 Instructor: Margaret Flinn

German 6400 Introduction to German Film

Graduate introduction to German arts concentrating on moving images and non-text-based forms. Overview of visual-aesthetic movements and film history since 1900 in context. Fundamentals of analysis for film and visual media.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 672.

  • Lecture: 32282 Meets: T Th 4:00-5:20 pm Hagerty Hall 488 Instructor: John Davidson

History of Art 5905 Avant-Garde Cinema

A survey of significant historical contributions to avant-garde cinema.
Prereq: Junior standing. Not open to students with credit for 650.

  • Lecture: 33238, 33239 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Caldwell Lab 133 Instructor: Erica Levin

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.

  • Lecture: 24549 Meets: T 2:15-5:00 pm Pomerene Hall 315 Instructor: Staff

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies 5620 Topics in Feminist Studies

The topic of this course will be Masculinities in Popular Culture

  • Lecture: 32814, 32815 Meets: T 2:15-5:00 pm University Hall 286A Instructor: Linda Mizejewski

Courses Outside the Major and Minor of Interest for Film Studies Majors or Minors
***Not part of the basic Film Studies Major or Minor***

**Check "Course Descriptions" to verify enrollment permissions and prerequisites needed**

Art 5501 Video Art I

Introduction to the creation and analysis of video artwork; including techniques of video capture, post production, manipulation and critique within the context of art.
Prereq: 2000, 2400, 2501, 25555, 200, 208, or 300.02, or History of Art 260, or Dance 357, or Theatre 100. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

  • Lecture: 11850, 11851 Meets: M Th 3:55-6:40 pm Hopkins Hall 0346 Instructor: Daniel Shellenbarger
  • Lecture: 24736 Meets: M Th 6:55-9:40 pm Hopkins Hall 0346 Instructor: Daniel Shellenbarger

Art 5551 Video Art II

Intermediate theory and practice of creating video artwork. Emphasis on personal expression and experimental approaches.
Prereq: 4001, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.

  • Lecture: 11854, 11855 Meets: M W 6:55-9:40 pm Hopkins Hall 0356 Instructor: Roger Beebe

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 students with credit for 680.

  • Lecture: 15712 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 0265 Instructor: Andrew Rose

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.

  • Seminar: 15713 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Journalism Building 0291 Instructor: Andrew Rose

Film Studies 5194 Group Study: Story Development for Film Production

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. Department Permission is required for this course. For permission to enroll contact the Film Studies Program at filmstudies@osu.edu.
Prereq: Department consent and 2271 or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 4194 (AU '14)

  • Seminar: 34456, 34457 Meets: M 3:00-5:45 pm Denney Hall 0245 Instructor: Angus Fletcher

Theatre 3351 Television Production I

Fundamentals of television broadcasting through lectures, labs and practicum involvement with OSU's student television station and media lab.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 300.

  • Seminar: 21199 Meets: T Th 10:20-12:25 pm Drake Center 0022 Instructor: David Fisher

Theatre 5321 Video Production I

Basic video production through research and project assignments. Basic camera, sound, lighting and editing techniques will be practiced in collaborative and individual settings.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 634.

  • Seminar: 21215, 21216 Meets: T Th 3:55-5:15 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: David Fisher

Theatre 5322 Editorial Process

Non-linear editing exploration of post-production techniques from editorial concepts to outputting video. Students will expand their knowledge of the editorial process and their analytical skills.
Prereq: 5321 and permission of isntructor. Not open to students with credit for 633. 

  • Seminar: 22123, 22124 Meets: T Th 12:40-2:45 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: David Fisher, Janet Parrott

Theatre 5331 Screenwriting

Exploration of creative script-writing for video/cinema; development of short or feature length scripts.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 636.

  • Seminar: 34120, 34121 Meets: W F 11:10-13:30 pm Drake Center 2038 Instructor: Janet Parrott, Scott Spears
  • Seminar: 34977, 34978 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Drake Center 2038 Instructor: Janet Parrott, Scott Spears

Theatre 5341 Studies in the Documentary

Exploration of the conceptual, aesthetic, critical, social, ethical, and practical issues in the practice of documentary and reality production of cinema and video works.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 777.

  • Seminar: 22125, 22126 Meets: T Th 9:10-11:15 am Drake Center 2060 Instructor: Janet Parrott
0