May and Summer 2016


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Core Electives Minor Only Courses | Courses of Interest Outside of the Major | Internships


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: 9883  Instructor: Mollie-Marie Workman
  • Meets: M W F 1:30-3:05 pm Journalism Bldg 371
  • ** 8-wk Ses 1** 5/11/2016 - 7/01/2016

Electives (see categories above for more elective options)

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.
Class components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 27231 Instructor: Staff 
  • Meets: M,W,F 10:20 am-12:25 pm Campbell Hall 271
  • **6-wk Ses 2** - 6/21/2016 - 7/29/16

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.
Class components: Lecture (Note the different meeting times and places for We and Fr)

  • Lecture: 27221 Instructor: Staff 
  • Meets: M,W,F 11:25am - 2:35pm pm Journalism Bldg 304
  • **4-wk Ses 1** 5/11/2016 - 6/06/2016

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: 8923 Instructor: Erin Tobin
  • Meets: T,Th 1:30pm-3:05pm University Hall 0056
  • **Summer Term ** 5/11/2016 - 7/29/2016

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: 9049 Instructor: Jon Erickson
  • Meets: W,F 11:40am -1:15pm Denney Hall 0206 
  • **Summer Term ** 5/11/2016 - 7/29/2016

Film Studies 2270.02 Introduction to Film Studies Online

Film Studies 2270.02 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 and 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).
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2270.02 or 2271 (270). GE VPA course.

  • Lecture: 1406  Instructor: Matt Swift
  • Meets: Online
  • **Summer Term ** 5/11/2016 - 7/29/2016

Film Studies 2367.02 The American Film Genre

An intermediate course centering around the works of one important US film genre that extends and refines expository writing and analytic reading / viewing skills.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) and Soph standing, or enrollment in Film Studies major. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. GE writing and comm course: level 2.
Course components: Lecture

  • Lecture: 12283 Instructor: Christopher Jeansonne 
  • Meets: M-R 11:40am- 1:15pm pm
  • ** 6-wk Ses 1** 5/11/2016 - 6/17/2016
  • Notes: Superheroes: This class will allow you to hone your critical faculties beyond that of most humans as we struggle to unlock the secrets of this most powerful of genres. We will apply tightly-focused beams of critical theory to mainstream work, as well as seek out exceptional work that lies mysteriously hidden. Not limiting ourselves to simply one media format or era, we will marvel as heroes leap from the page to screen and back again, transforming as they travel through time and across space. Superhero texts--primarily films and TV, but also comics, video games, fiction, even poetry--will be analyzed using various aesthetic, historical, ideological and industrial lenses. You will be challenged by the writings of brilliant minds who have engaged with these heroes before you, and through creative and critical writing assignments you will be called upon to think more deeply about these heroes than you ever imagined possible.

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

**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: Art 2000, 2400, 2501, 2555, 200, 208, or 300.02, or History of Art 260, or Dance 357, or Theatre 100. Repetable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

  • Lecture: 7817 Instructor: Staff
  • Meets: M,W,F 3:15pm - 6:15pm Hopkins Hall 0356
  • ** 8-wk Ses 2** 6/07/2016 - 7/29/2016


The Film Studies Program beleives that internships are an important part of the academic experience and can add important development oppurtunites for students pursuing careers in any aspect of film production and film studies.

Local Internships

The Ohio State University's Film Studies Program is proud to announce internships that are being developed locally in Columbus, Ohio. We currently have non-paid/for-credit internships that coincide with video production, film exhibition, and film criticism (See list and descriptions below for Summer 2016).

Visit our internship page to read about each opportunity and how to apply.

Rohauer Collection

Medical Center Media Productions 

Media and Public Relations Broadcast Internship

Student Initiated Internships

Students who are interested in pursuing internships over the summer should contact Matt Swift – Film Studies Program Coordinator – to set up an appointment.

The Film Studies Program supports student’s internships throughout the country and around the world. To find out more about these opportunities visit the internship page, watch the video then email to us to setup an appointment today.