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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Film and Video Studies

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Summer Half-Term Courses


FILMVID 340. Writing Film Criticism.

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Terry Lawson

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is aimed at helping students write illuminating and stylistically engaging film criticism. Students will do this within the context of screening contemporary films and reading various types of critical writing in popular and academic criticism. This course will give students the opportunity to read and write film criticism that addresses a number of issues, including gender, race and ethnicity, questions of authorship and film style, and genre, among others. Through the seminar format, students will present their work and receive feedback from other students as well as from the instructor. They will write film reviews that experiment with applying different critical approaches under discussion. Rewriting will be an important part of the learning process. The instructor's e-mail address is: lawson@det-freepress.com

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

FILMVID 480. Internship.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Film and Video Studies. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be included in a concentration in Film/Video. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is restricted to Film/Video concentrators who work, under careful supervision, in some part of the film or video industry. Students will work in some aspect of preproduction, production, or postproduction, in the creative or business areas of film and video, documenting their experiences and learning in a journal that must be submitted for final credit.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 499(399). Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Does not count toward film-video concentration requirements. Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Independent study on a subject to be determined by student in conjunction with a faculty member. Must be approved by Program in term prior to enrollment. In exceptional cases, students can petition for enrollment during current term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced course permitting intensive study of film and/or video subject under supervision of a Film/Video faculty member.

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Spring Half-Term Courses


FILMVID 301. Video Art I.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Christopher Mcnamara (mcnamart@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 200. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to introduce students to the terminology, aesthetics, and methods of single-camera video production. Using Super-VHS video equipment, students will learn the techniques of single-camera production, including scripting, directing, shooting, and editing. Students work in small groups to design and produce video projects in a variety of styles such as short narrative and experimental documentary. Evaluation will be based on production projects and scripts, production journals, and participation in class discussion and critique. This course is designed to teach students to analyze the relationship between technique and content in video production and to allow students to explore the creative potential of the video medium. Limited to 20 students, with preference given to film and video concentrators.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 331(413) / ENGLISH 331. Film Genres and Types.

Section 101 Ideology & the Action Film.

Instructor(s): Frances Gateward (gateward@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: F/V 230 or 236. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be elected for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Careful analytical studies of representative films from various film genres such as comedy, the horror film, or western; and such film types as avant-garde cinema or the documentary. The course concentrates on one particular genre every semester it is offered. Past subjects have included non-narrative film, post-1972 gore farce, and the American musical. The class examines a representative number of examples from both historical and critical perspectives.

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FILMVID 366. Topics in Film, Television and Popular Culture.

Section 101 Introduction to New Media

Instructor(s): James S Tobias (jtobias@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (Excl). Laboratory fee ($50) required. May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore the cultural, political, and economic implications of new (i.e., digital) media technologies. Focused readings will provide a foundation for class discussions and will be supplemented by in-class screenings of contemporary films that engage issues of technology. The purpose of this course is to critically and thoughtfully interrogate the impact and consequences of new media technologies, with a concentration on the following thematic areas: (1) the "character" of technologies; (2) how new media shape human consciousness and cognition; (3) the role of the body and definition of what is "human"; and (4) identity, community, and digital culture.

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FILMVID 370. Television History.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Bambi Haggins (bhaggins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): James Tobias (jstobias@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is primarily a reading course designed to provide the student with an overview of how people through the twentieth century have thought about film. Theories of cinema offer a philosophical approach to understanding film as an art form. Starting with Hugo Munsterberg and Vachel Lindsay in the 1910s, students will read a wide range of theoretical approaches as they proceed through this 100 year history.

We will compare and contrast the viewpoints of influential thinkers on film such as Eisenstein and Bazin, as well as analyze recent commentary that takes up questions regarding film as a representation of culture, as a medium for narrating stories, as a source of psychological fascination, and as a technologically unique process. This course is required for concentrators in the program, but is open to all students with some background in film. Requirements include several papers and a final exam.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL NOT FULFILL THE UPPER LEVEL WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE SPRING TERM

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FILMVID 414. Film Theory and Criticism.

Section 102 Screening

Instructor(s): James Tobias (jstobias@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This section is the Screening associated with Film Video 414.101

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL NOT FULFILL THE UPPER LEVEL WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE SPRING TERM.

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FILMVID 480. Internship.

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Film and Video Studies. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be included in a concentration in Film/Video. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is restricted to Film/Video concentrators who work, under careful supervision, in some part of the film or video industry. Students will work in some aspect of preproduction, production, or postproduction, in the creative or business areas of film and video, documenting their experiences and learning in a journal that must be submitted for final credit.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 499(399). Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Does not count toward film-video concentration requirements. Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Independent study on a subject to be determined by student in conjunction with a faculty member. Must be approved by Program in term prior to enrollment. In exceptional cases, students can petition for enrollment during current term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

FILMVID 500. Directed Study in Film and Video.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee may be required. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced course permitting intensive study of film and/or video subject under supervision of a Film/Video faculty member.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

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