Spring 2017

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Prerequisite | Core | Non-Industrial | Multicultural | Pre-1950s | Senior Seminar | Electives | Minor Only | Graduate (GIS) | Courses for Focus Areas in Screenwriting and Production

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: 18554 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Gateway Film Center House 1 Instructor: Frederick Aldama
  • Recitation: 18555 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 129 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 18556 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 173 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 18557 Meets: F 12:40-1:35 pm Mendenhall Lab 175 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 18558 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Mendenhall Lab 175 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 26282 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Mendenhall Lab 129 Instructor: Staff
  • Recitation: 26283 Meets: F 1:50-2:45 pm Mendenhall Lab 173 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: 24695 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Hagerty Hall 062 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: 18973 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Knowlton Hall 250 Instructor: Steven Hunt
  • Lecture: 18974 Meets: M W 5:30-6:50 pm McPherson Lab 1015 Instructor: Steven Hunt

Non-Industrial (or elective)

Avant-Garde

History of Art 5643 New Media Art and Theory

An investigation of the art and theory of contemporary new media.

  • Lecture: 32855/32856 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm University Hall 086 Instructor: Kristina Paulsen

Multicultural (or elective)

Chinese 4405 China in Chinese Film

An overview of Chinese cinema, with a focus on how film represents issues of nationhood, national identity, and national trauma. Taught in English, no Chinese required.
Prereq: English 1110 or equivalent. Not open to students with credit for 505. GE VPA and diversity global students course.

  • Lecture: 31436 Meets: M 2:15-5:00 pm Arps Hall 388 | W 2:20-3:40 pm Mendenhall Lab 191 Instructor: Kirk Denton
    • **Note separate meeting times and locations**

Japanese 4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media

An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries. Taught in English, no Japanese required.

  • Lecture: 24578 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Watts Hall 395 Instructor: Kerim Yasar

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: 18975 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Hagerty Hall 180 Instructor: Erica Levin

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: 22942 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Denney Hall 214 Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Lecture: 27133 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Hagerty Hall 062 Instructor: Alisa Ballard

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: 22970 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Enarson Classroom Building 312 Instructor: Daniel Pratt

Pre-1950s (or elective)

German 3351 Democracy, Fascism and 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.

  • Lecture: 26078 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Campbell Hall 335 Instructor: Kevin Richards

French 2801 Classics of French Cinema

Introduction to the study of the cinema and to French film classics. Students will explore cinema as an art form, the social and cultural history of France as it relates to the cinema, and the qualities that make individual films cinematic masterpieces. Taught in English. GE VPA course.

  • Lecture: 32406 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Page Hall 020 Instructor: Margaret Flinn

History of Art 5901 Silent Cinema, 1895-1927

A study of the development of silent film as an international art form.
Prereq: Sophomore standing. Not open to students with credit for 647.

  • Lecture: 34399, 34400 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Derby Hall 080 Instructor: Mark Svede

Japanese 4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media

An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries. Taught in English, no Japanese required.

  • Lecture: 24578 Meets: T Th 12:45-2:05 pm Watts Hall 395 Instructor: Kerim Yasar

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 Film Studies major, and Senior standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.

  • Lecture: 32580 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Hagerty Hall 050 Instructor: Jane Greene
    • Class Title: Film Authorship

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: 32863 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Macquigg Lab 155 Instructor: Judson Jeffries
  • Lecture: 34208 Meets: T Th 3:55-5:15 pm Baker Systerms 128 Instructor: Staff

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.

  • Lecture: 17008 Meets: M W 11:30-12:25 pm University Hall 047 | F 11:30-1:35 pm Biological Sciences Building 676 Instructor: Kevin Pementel
    • **Note separate meeting times and locations**
  • Lecture: 34129 Meets: T 12:45-2:50 pm & Th 12:45-2:05 pm Biological Sciences Building 676 Instructor: Jason Payne
    • **Note separate meeting times**

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: 27728 Meets: W F 2:20-3:40 pm Denney Hall 206 Instructor: Mark Conroy
    • Course Title: Crime & Punishment
      • Course plans to explore the various ways in which Hollywood film has depicted the relationship between criminal acts and punishment. Sections to include the class age of crime, the 'forties (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, Out of the Past); neo-gangster film (Bonnie and ClydeGoodFellasGodfather II); celebrity culture and criminality (Taxi DriverTo Die ForSunset BoulevardThe Player); and a separate Hitchcock section (Shadow of a DoubtStrangers on a TrainThe Wrong Man). Texts will include Naremore's More than Night. Assignments: two short papers, a longer paper, and a final.
  • Lecture: 27733 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 214 Instructor: Sean O'Sullivan
    • Course Title: 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).

Italian 2055 Mafia Movies

Examines Italian and American mafia movies made from 1905 to the present day and traces the history of the Italian and Italian American Mafias. Taught in English. GE VPA course.

  • Lecture: 27056 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Gateway Film Center House 1 Instructor: Dana Renga
    • Description: The Mafia in Italy is referred to as an octopus as the organization has pervaded almost every facet of Italian cultural life. Tony Soprano, Don Vito and Michael Corleone, Lucky Luciano, Robert De Niro, Salvatore Giuliano, Martin Scorsese, Ciro di Marzio, Peppino Impastato, Roberto Saviano, Christopher Moltisanti, and Donnie Brasco are some of the historical and fictional figures that contribute to the myth of the Italian and Italian-American Mafias. In this course we will identify these and other protagonists of mafia folklore and explore the myth of the Mafia that is so widespread in America, and trace its history and function as it passes across time and through multiple cultures. We will question whether there exists a unique American or Italian cinema and television treating the Mafia and explore how filmmakers from the two countries approach the subject in dissimilar fashions, especially in terms of stereotyping, gender roles, and representations of violence. Taught in English. GE VPA course.

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: 33256 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Mendenhall lab 185 Instructor: Helen Myers

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.

  • Lecture: 32916 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Page Hall 060 Instructor: Laura Podalsky

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: 23892 Meets: T Th 5:30-6:50 pm Hitchcock Hall 035 Instructor: Linda Mizejewski
  • Lecture: 23893 Meets: W F 5:30-6:50pm Denney Hall 206 Instructor: Denise Fuller

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: 18575 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 250 Instructor: Karen Winstead

Graduate (GIS) Courses

ACCAD 5194.01 Narrative and Performance in Virtual Reality

Investigation of approaches for presenting narratives in full body, room scale VR scenarios. Includes a survey of current state of available technologies and existing VR experiences, as well as related creative practices.
Prereq: At least 1 of the following skills: 3D modeling, 3D animation, acting and performance training, unity based interactive design, VR development, motion capture, script- or playwriting. Instructor permission required for undergraduate section.

  • Lecture: 34672 (Grad), 34673 (Undergrad) Meets: M 9:00-12:45 pm Location TBA Instructor: Alex Oliszewski

English 7878.01 & 7878.02 Seminar in Film and Media Studies

An intensive study of selected issues, themes, and forms in Film and Media Studies.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with 10 quarter credit hours for 878 or 6 semester credit hours for 7878.01 or 7878.02. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

  • Seminar: 32620, 32621 Meets: Th 1:50-4:50 pm Denney Hall 435 Instructor: Ryan Friedman
    • Course Description: TBA

Film Studies 7001 Advanced Theory Seminar: Methods and Applications

A theory and methods seminar which focuses on one scholarly approach to cinema (auteurism, formalism, historicism, feminism, etc.). Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • Lecture: 26119 Meets: W 1:00-4:00 pm Hagerty Hall 145 Instructor: Yana Hashamova
    • **Cross-listed with Slavic 6457**

German 8400 Seminar in Film, Visual Culture and the Performing Arts

Advanced graduate seminar allowing students to broaden their engagement with non-literary culture based in German-speaking texts and to conduct research into targeted areas of interest.
Prereq: 6200, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 cr hrs. Admis Cond course.

  • Lecture: 24501 Meets: T 3:30-6:00 pm Hagerty Hall 488 Instructor: John Davidson

Italian 8243 Studies in Italian Cinema

Detailed exploration and alaysis of selected topics in Italian cinema.
Prereq: Doctorial and MA Candidates or, qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours. FL Admis Cond course.

  • Lecture: 32395 Meets: T 2:20-5:00 pm Hagerty Hall 206 Instructor: Dana Renga
    • Description: The Mafia is an integral concern of contemporary Italian national cinema and television, and is a versatile subject with which to tell stories of heroism, resistance, corruption, romance, and family drama. Hundreds of films have been about Italy’s various mafias, and these films resist a unified generic characterization. For example, although mafia cinema from the 1960s and 1970s by Rosi, Petri and Damiani is commonly classified under the rubric of engaged or political cinema, films by these directors share affinities with the Western, the Gothic film, and the film noir. Recent mafia cinema and television is also far from homogeneous, and is indebted to traditional film models such as melodrama, male melodrama, the film noir, the coming-of-age film, the political thriller, the woman’s film, and the biopic. In this course, we will look at the evolution of Italian gangster cinema over the last fifty years, paying particular attention to films and television programs made since 2000. We will also look at select American films and television programs that treat the mafia. Readings will focus on film genre (melodrama, male melodrama, the woman’s film, film noir, coming-of-age film, the biopic), gender studies, postfeminism, star studies, acting and performance, auteurism, and quality television. Course conducted in English. Open to qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor.

Courses for Focus Areas in Screenwriting and Production
***Courses count in Focus Area only***

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: 30420, 30421 Meets: T Th 9:35-10:55 am Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Stephen Conroy

ACCAD 5003 3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion II

Further exploration of 3D computer animation and stages of production.
Prereq: 5002, or permission of instructor.

  • Lab: 28130, 28131 Meets: T Th 11:10-12:30 pm Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Stephen Conroy

ACCAD 5141 Interactive Arts Media II

Intermediate studies in the application of interactive media for the web.
Prereq: 5140 or equivalent. Not open to students with credit for ArtsCol 741.

  • Lecture: 25499, 25500 Meets: M W 5:30-6:50 pm Sullivant Hall 349A Instructor: Jeremy Patterson

Art 2500 Visual Studies: Digital Image Manipulation

Introduction to the creation, manipulation and critical interpretation of graphic and photographic artwork. Includes input and output of digital work as it applies to artists.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 350.

  • Lab: 15061 Meets: M W F 10:05-11:55 am Hopkins Hall 356 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 15062 Meets: M W F 12:05-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 356 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 15063 Meets: T Th 11:10-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 356 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 15064 Meets: M W 3:55-6:40 pm Hopkins Hall 354 Instructor: Staff

Art 2555 Photography I Digital Camera

Introduces photographic theory, practice, and aesthetics with image production, commercial lab prints and critiques. Student provides digital camera, minimum 6 mp, with full manual controls and exposure compensation available.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 300.01, 300.02, or 300.02H. GE VPA course. VSP Admis Cond course.

  • Lab: 30364 Meets: M W F 8:05-9:55 am Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30365 Meets: T Th 8:10-10:55 am Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30366 Meets: M W F 10:05-11:55 am Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30367 Meets: T Th 11:10-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30368 Meets: M W F 12:05-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30369 Meets: T Th 3:55-6:40 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30370 Meets: M W F 2:05-3:55 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 30371 Meets: T Th 6:55-9:40 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 33260 Meets: M W F 4:05-5:55 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff
  • Lab: 33261 Meets: M W 6:05-8:45 pm Hopkins Hall 262 Instructor: Staff

Art 4101 Moving Image Art

Creation, manipulation and animation of digital imagery, including the integration of multiple media elements, such as video, drawings and audio into artistic projects.
Prereq: 2500 or 350, and 3101 (452) or 4001 or 553. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

  • Lab: 15470 Meets: M W 11:10-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 156 Instructor: Staff

Art 4201 New Media Art

Approaches to new media, interactivity, digital control of objects, projections, and sound in installation events, performances, and exhibitions. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

  • Lab: 15417 Meets: T Th 11:10-1:55 pm Hopkins Hall 156 Instructor: Staff

Art 3009 Film/Video I: Technologies and Analysis

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. Formerly Art 5501 Video Art I.

  • Lab: 33654 Meets: T Th 3:55-6:40 pm Hopkins Hall 356 Instructor: Staff

Dance 5211 Dance Film I

An introduction to creating short films of dance made specifically for the camera. Basics of camera and Final Cut Pro are taught as three film projects as created.
Prereq: Junior standing, and enrollment in Dance major; or grad standing; or permission of instructor.

  • Lecture: 24895, 24896 Meets: T Th 5:10-7:10 pm Sullivant Hall 343 Instructor: Mitchell Rose

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: 18689 Meets: W F 9:35-10:55 am Denney Hall 207 Instructor: Andrew Rose

Film Studies 4881 Screenwriting and the Business of Television

This course examines television writing from both a creative and business perspective. Each student will individually pitch, and then write the show's bible, outline, and pilot. Students learn about teleplay structure, as well as ways to develop intriguing characters, realistic dialogue, and engaging episodes. In small groups students develop, write, and read others' work collectively.
Prereq: Theatre 5331 (636), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 5194 SP 15.

  • Lecture: 31492 Meets: W F 11:10-12:30 pm Denney Hall 245 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: 26674 Meets: M 12:20-3:25 pm Derby Hall 024 Instructor: Angus Fletcher

Theatre 2341H Moving Image Art

The issues and concepts fundamental to the development of an understanding of the aesthetics of film and video from the standpoint of the producer and maker.
Prereq: Honors standing or by permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 230H. GE VPA course.

  • Lecture: 33213 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: Vera Brunner-Sung

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.

  • Lab: 23749 Meets: T Th 10:20-12:25 pm Drake Center 022 Instructor: David Fisher

Theatre 3352 Television Production II

Intermediate level course providing students with in depth study of television broadcasting through lectures, labs, and practicum involvement with OSU's student television and media lab.
Prereq: Theatre 3351 (300)

  • Lab: 26341 Meets: T Th 2:20-3:40 pm Drake Center 022 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.

  • Lab: 23750, 23751 Meets: T Th 3:00-5:05 pm Drake Center 2060 Instructor: David Fisher

Theatre 5323 Video Production II

Exploration of intermediate video analysis and production through research and project assignments with camera, sound, lighting and editing techniques.
Prereq: 5322. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • Lab: 23726, 23727 Meets: W F 9:00-11:05 am Drake Center 2060 Instructor: Staff

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.

  • Lecture: 23752, 23753 Meets: W F 12:45-2:05 pm Drake Center 2038 Instructor:  Scott Spears
  • Lecture: 28035, 28036 Meets: W F 3:55-5:15 pm Drake Center 2038 Instructor:  Scott Spears
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