Summer 2017

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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: 0010 (21356) Instructor: Andrew Kinney
  •  Meets: T Th 3:40 - 6:10 pm Location: TBA, Mansfield campus


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: Lecture Section 10 (15372)  Instructor: TBA
  • Meets: M W F 1:30-3:05 pm Campbell Hall - Room 213
  • 6/6/17 - 7/28/17


Electives (see categories above for more elective options)

FILMSTD 2367.02 American Genres: Superheroes

This course will use the superhero genre as a focus of critical and creative study. We will examine superhero narratives and characters as they appear in a range of media and formats (film and TV, comics, video games, visual art, fiction, poetry, cosplay, toys and other cultural products), exploring both mainstream and independent work. IMPORTANT NOTE: This class will serve as an integral component of an arts education dissertation research project, and will endeavor to follow an experimental pedagogical approach. In addressing the primary goals of OSU’s General Education 2367 class—involving critical writing skills and a sensitivity to diversity in ‘the American Experience’—this class will be highly collaborative, student-centered, and participatory in nature; we will presume that all of you can be ‘heroes’ of your own educational experience. 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. Credits: 3 

  • Lecture: Section 10 (16220) Instructor: Christopher Clemens Jeansonne
  • Meets: T TH 11:40 am - 1:00 pm Hagerty Hall - Room: 160 

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: Lecture Section 1 (13794) Instructor: TBA
  • Meets: M W F 11:25am - 2:35pm pm Hagerty Hall - Room: 056
  • **4-wk Ses 1** 5/10/2017 - 6/05/2017

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: Lecture Section 1 (16176) Instructor: TBA
  • Meets: M W F 11:25am - 2:35pm Derby Hall - Room 030
  • **4-wk Ses 1** 5/10/2017 - 6/05/2017

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: Lecture Section 0010 (14945) Instructor: Erin Tobin
  • Meets: Distance Learning, Class Attributes: GE Visual and Performing Arts, ONLINE
  • ** Summer 8-week Session 1** 5/10/2017 - 6/30/2017


Minor Only Courses

English 3378 Special Topics in Film

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: 1110. Not open to students with 10 qtr cr hrs for 378. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs. GE cultures and ideas course. Credits: 3 

  • Lecture: Lecture Section 0010 (21863) Instructor: TBA
  • Meets: M W F 11:40 am - 1:15 pm Journalism Building - Room: 371


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


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: Not open to students with credit for 5501. Credits: 3 


  • Laboratory Section 0010 (20666) Instructor: TBA
  • Meets: M W F 3:15pm - 6:15pm Hopkins Hall 356
  • ** 8-wk Ses 2** 6/06/2017 - 7/28/2017


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.