Autumn 2016

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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: 15651 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Hagerty Hall 0180  Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15652 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Enarson Classroom Bldg 0230 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15653 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Bolz Hall 313 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15654 Meets: F 3:00-3:55 pm Enarson Classroom Bldg 0230 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 15655 Meets: F 3:00-3:55 pm Bolz Hall 311 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 24835 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Enarson Classroom Bldg 0358 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 24836 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Enarson Classroom Bldg 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: 15770 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: 16047 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Sullivant Hall 0220 Instructor: Staff
  • Lecture: 16048 Meets: T Th 5:30-6:50 pm Hitchcock Hall 031 Instructor: Staff

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: 25063 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40pm Caldwell Lab 109 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. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • Lecture: 22187 Meets: M 12:40-2:30pm | T Th 12:40-1:35pm Hagerty Hall 251 Instructor: Margaret C. Flinn

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: T Th 5:30-6:50 pm Hitchcock Hall 035 Instructor: Staff
  • Lecutre: 24998 Meets: T Th 3:55-5:15 pm Scott Lab E001 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: 20210 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Mendenhall Lab 185 Instructor: Yana Hashamova
  • Lecture: 23028 Meets: W F 2:20pm-3:40pm University Hall 038 Instructor: Staff

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: 25042 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm 150 W 19th 205 Instructor: Staff

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: 12690 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 - Re-Inventing Television

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: 25396 Meets: T 3:00-5:45 Denney Hall 213 Instructor: Sean O’Sullivan
    • Class Title: Re-Inventing Television
      • Course descriptionMany recent critically-acclaimed U.S. television series have provoked discussion emphasizing these narratives' break from the small screen's traditional low-art status.  This course will focus on several 21st-century shows that, rather than starting from scratch, have re-invented familiar genres in the medium's history by changing the characters we get to see on television, and how we get to see them.  Our lineup of storytelling categories will include the crime drama (Breaking Bad and Fargo), the Western (Deadwood), and the family comedy (Black-ishTransparent, and Girls).  Each week, we will watch 3-4 hours of material, contextualized with readings that articulate key histories and theories of television.  Throughout, we will engage with questions of where serial television has come from, and where it might be going.  Requirements: one short essay; one presentation; one research essay; active participation in seminar meetings.

Electives (see categories above for more elective options)

AFAMAST 4571 - Black Visual Culture and Popular Media

An examination of African Americans in visual culture and the theories of representation in popular media.

GE Visual and Performing Arts; GE Diversity: Social Diversity in the US

  • Lecture: 32825 Meets: W, F 12:45-2:05pm Instructor: Tanya Saunders

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: 14228 Meets: M 12:10-2:00 pm | W F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 0131 Instructor: Robert Livingston
  • Lecture: 23752 Meets: M W 4:10-5:05 pm | F 4:10-6:00 pm Hayes 006 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.

    • Course Topic: Directors of the Seventies Generation
      • Course Description: The era of the so-called "New Hollywood," now quite aged, was notable for the new talent it fostered in directors especially: Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, and Woody Allen, to name no others, all emerged during this general period.  Further, almost all of them continued their careers beyond the 1970s.  "Taxi Driver" will yield to "GoodFellas," "The Long Goodbye" to "The Player," and "Annie Hall" to "Crimes and Misdemeanors."  We plan to assign articles and chapters on all of these directors, along with a midterm, a final, and at least one paper assignment (5-7 pp.).
  • Lecture: 15698 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Instructor: Jane Chen
  • Lecture: 15696 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Gateway Film Center House 3 Instructor: Frederick Aldama

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: 24467 Meets: M W 12:40-1:35 pm Macquigg Lab 264 Instructor: Dana Renga
  • Recitation: 33721 Meets: Th 12:40-1:35 pm Page Hall 060 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 34088 Meets: Th 12:40-1:35 pm Smith Lab 2150 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 34089 Meets: Th 12:40-1:35 pm McPherson Lab 2019 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 34090 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Caldwell Lab 115 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 34091 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Arps Hall 388 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 34092 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Denney Hall 206 Instructor: Staff

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: 25361 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Mendenhall lab 191 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: T Th 11:10am-12:30pm am Hagerty Hall 050 Instructor: Elizabeth Davis

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: 21068 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55am Enarson Classroom Bldg 245 Instructor: Erin Tobin
  • Lecture: 21069 Meets: W F 5:30-6:50pm Evans Lab 2001 Instructor: Jonathan Branfman

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: 24704 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Enarson Classroom Bldg 226 Instructor: Linda Mizejewski
    • Class title: Women and the Horror Film

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: 15695 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 250 Instructor: Staff
  • Lecture: 24983 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Campbell Hall 213 Instructor: Staff

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: 12691 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Wexner Center 001 Instructor: David Filipi

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: 32513, 32514 Meets: Th 9:10-12:10 pm 0435 Denney Hall Instructor: Sean O’Sullivan
    • Course Description: This course introduces students to key theories and arguments about cinema as an art form, from the silent era to the present moment.  We will consider the multiple grammars of film, along with issues of spectatorship, gender, nationality, and visual culture (among others) raised by the 120-year practice of and response to the moving image.  The syllabus will feature at least one movie, and one television episode, per week, along with relevant readings.  Requirements: one short essay, one long essay, blog posts, active participation in discussion.

Film Studies 7000 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.

  • Lecture: 32839 Meets: Th 3:00-5:45 pm Denney Hall 213 Instructor: Ryan Friedman

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 2:20-3:40pm 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: 25062 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40pm Caldwell Lab 109 Instructor: Erica Levin

Courses Outside the Major of Interest for Film Studies Majors
***Not part of the basic Film Studies Major***

ACCAD 5002  - 3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion I

Overview of 3D computer animation components and stages of production.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 749.

  • Lecture: 22287, 22286 Meets: T Th 11:10-am-12:30pm Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Stephen Conroy

ACCAD 5100  - Concept Development for Time-Based Media

Methods for developing concepts for time-based media through the cultivation of ideas and problem-solving strategies. Storyboarding, composition, editing and sound principles will be explored.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 749.

  • Lecture: 22258, 22259 Meets: T Th 9:35am-10:55am Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Stephen Conroy

ACCAD 5140 - Interactive Arts Media I

Introduction to the theory and practice of the design of interactive media for the web.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 740.

  • Lecture: 12689, 12699 Meets: M W 5:30pm-6:50pm Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Stephen Conroy

Art 5001 Aspects of Art and Technology I - 16mm Filmmaking

This course is desgined as an ambitious introduction to film (as opposed to video) production. We will explore all aspects of the process of image-making on celluloid from the most basic (e.g. how to load a camera) to relatively advanced approahces cinematography and editing. There will be no synchronous sound production in this course, so all films will be dialogue-free, although we will experiment with ways of adding sound (including double-system sound and video transfer). Note that since this is an art class, the exclusive focus of the course will be on experimental approaches rather than on documentary or narrative filmmaking. There will be considerable materials costs for the class – likely in the neighborhood of $300 for film and processing – so students who enroll in the class do need to be prepared to pay those costs over the course of the semester. No previous experience with film or video is necessary.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

  • Lecture: 23720, 23721 Meets: M W 3:55pm-6:40pm Hopkins Hall 362 Instructor: Roger Beebe

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: 23779 Meets: M W 6:55pm-9:40pm 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: 12108, 122109 Meets: M W 6:55-9:40 pm Hopkins Hall 0356 Instructor: Roger Beebe

Film Studies 4800 Story Development for Film and Television

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. 

Prereq: Department consent and 2271 or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 4194 (AU '14)

  • Seminar: 33931 Meets: M 3:00-5:45 pm Derby hall 024 Instructor: Angus Fletcher

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: 15771 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 0213 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: 15772 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Journalism Building 0291 Instructor: Andrew Rose

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: 20940 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: 20954, 20955 Meets: T Th 3:00-5:05 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: David Fisher
  • Seminar: 25745, 25746 Meets: W F 9:35-11:40 am Drake Center 2060 Instructor: Scott Spears

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: 21755, 21756 Meets: T Th 12:40-2:45 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: David Fisher

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: 25741, 25742 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Drake Center 2038 Instructor:  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: 21757, 21758 Meets: T Th 9:35-11:40 Drake Center 2060 Instructor: Vera Brunner-Sung
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