May and Summer 2014


Here is a preliminary list of course offerings for 2014 May and Summer semesters. This list will be updated as summer courses are finalized and edited as often as possible thereafter, but please verify course times, descriptions, instructors, and other information at Buckeye Link. As usual each course's home department is responsible for scheduling, so please contact them with any questions or concerns.

May 2014

African American and African Studies 4571 Black Visual Culture and Popular Media
An examination of African Americans in visual culture and the theories of representation in popular media.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 571. GE VPA and diversity soc div in the US course.

  • 21275 Meets MTW 9:30-12:30 (5/5-5/30) University Hall 0043 Instructor: Simone Charice Drake
  • elective

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.

  • 23371 Meets MWF 1:00-4:00 (5/5-5/30) Denney Hall 214 Instructor: Mark Edward Conroy
  • elective

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.

  • 18226 Meets M-F 2:00-4:20 (5/5-5/30) Derby Hall 0030 Instructor: Eugenia R. Romero
  • elective

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 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.

  • 14341 Meets T Th 1:00-5:45 (5/5-5/30) Denney Hall 250 Instructor: Denise Ann Fuller
  • elective

Summer 2014


Film Studies 2270 Introduction to Film Studies (for non-majors)
An introduction to the field of Film Studies based on a survey of the major theories of film analysis. 
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2271 (270). Ge VPA course.
Film Studies 2270 is an online distance learning course that responds to the question: ?how do you study film?? During the term, we will examine several important critical approaches to film analysis and, in the process, become familiar with different schools of film theory. The methods that we will discuss during this quarter address a range of different, yet overlapping concerns: the commonalities that distinguish particular groups of films (e.g. genre; auteur); how film functions as an industry; the role of audiences and fans; the significance of new digital technologies; and how films relate to larger historical and social questions (e.g. gender issues, processes of racialization, and constructions of sexuality).

  • 22770 Online Course (5/5-8/1) Instructor: Matthew Paul Swift
  • minor only (for non-majors)

History of Art 2901 Introduction 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.

  • 14770 Meets T W Th F 2:20-3:40 (6/16-8/1) Smith Lab 1009 Instructor: Staff
  • core course