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Film Courses

Fall 2014 Courses (SLCS)


Below is a list of film courses offered through the School of Language, Culture, and Society for fall 2014.

GER 261H: Masterpieces of German Cinema - An introduction to the serious study of German cinema, 1920 to present. Class lectures discussing key works of German cinema will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films accompany the lectures. Taught in English. Film fee will be required. (Bacc Core Course)
 
GER 261 (Ecampus): Masterpieces of German Cinema - An introduction to the serious study of German cinema, 1920 to present. Class lectures discussing key works of German cinema will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films accompany the lectures. Taught in English. Film fee will be required. (Bacc Core Course)
 
WGSS 230: Women in the Movies - Examines ways women are depicted in the movies and how those depictions are created by and create larger social constructions of women. Special attention is given to the intersections of race, class, sexual identity, and age with gender. (Bacc Core Course) 
 
WGSS 230H: Women in the Movies - Examines ways women are depicted in the movies and how those depictions are created by and create larger social constructions of women. Special attention is given to the intersections of race, class, sexual identity, and age with gender. (Bacc Core Course) 
 
WGSS 235: Women in World Cinema - Explores constructions and practices of gender in a transnational, multi-religious, and global framework by examining a wide variety of films about women around the world. (Bacc Core Course) 
 
WGSS 325H: Disney: Gender, Race, Empire - Explores constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nation in the animated films of Walt Disney; introduces concepts in film theory and criticism, and develops analyses of the politics of representation. (Bacc Core Course) 
 
WLC 360: International Film Festival - Critical study of a selection of films screened at the Oregon State University's International Film Festival. Topics include acting, sound, special effects, cinematography. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.
 
WLC 360 (Ecampus): International Film Festival - Critical study of a selection of films screened at the Oregon State University's International Film Festival. Topics include acting, sound, special effects, cinematography. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Fall 2013 Courses

 

Jon Lewis

FILM 110 (CRN 19798) Introduction to Film Studies: 1895-1945
Instructor: 
Jon Lewis

An introduction to the serious study of world cinema, 1895-1945. Class lectures will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films from the U.S., Europe, and Asia accompany the lectures. Film fee required. (H) (Bacc Core Course)  

FILM 245 (CRN 19679) The New American Cinema
Instructor: Bill Fech

A formalist, ideological, and commercial investigation into contemporary American cinema. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course)  

FILM 265 (CRN 19799) Films for the Future
Instructor: Jinying Li

An interdisciplinary study of film, literary, and philosophical visions of the future. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course) 

FILM 452/552 (CRN 19800/19801) Studies in Film: Global Anime
Instructor: Jinying Li

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term; see Schedule of Classes. Lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Writing Intensive Course) This course is repeatable for a maximum of 8 credits. PREREQS: Sophomore standing; 8 credits of ENG 200-level or above.

FLL 399 (CRN 18446) International Film Festival
Instructor: Sebastian Heiduschke

In this course, we will immerse ourselves as active participants in the Fifth International Film Festival. This one credit course is intended for students interested in new, recent, and award-winning films of world cinema that rarely make it to small markets such as Corvallis. Learn about the cultural background of each film within the environment of a real movie theater. Get a look behind the scenes of cinema, discuss with film directors, producers, and movie theater owners in hands-on workshops. View course flyer

FLL 499 (CRN 20289) Politics of a Film Festival
Instructor: Sebastian Heiduschke

In this course students will engage with the politics and activism of LGBTQ film festivals through film analysis, readings in film theory and history, and a hands-on project that challenges them to organize Corvallis's first Queer Film Festival at the Darkside Cinema. View course flyer

FR 329 (CRN 19680) Francophone Cultures in Film - Ecampus
Instructor: Dr. Nabil Boudraa 

This course is an exploration of the different cultures of the Francophone world through film. Via the screening and study of films from France, Quebec, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Vietnam, the course will take us into the heart of these different French-speaking regions and help us discover their socio-historical, political, economic and cultural contexts.  No previous training in French or Film studies is required. Students' analytical and critical skills will be thoroughly solicited.   View course flyer

FR 329H (CRN 20027) Francophone Cultures in Film - Honors 
Instructor: Dr. Nabil Boudraa

WGSS 230 (CRN 20253, 14868) Women in the Movies
Instructor: J. Floyd

WGSS 235 (CRN 18263) Women in World Cinema
Instructor: Mehra Shirazi

WGSS 235H (CRN 20085) Women in World Cinema - Honors
Instructor: Patti Duncan

WGSS 325 (CRN 18262, 17358, 18056, 21147) Disney: Gender, Race, Empire
Instructor: Kryn Freehling-Burton, Walidah Imarisha, N. Barbour, Paige Polcene-Markin

Winter 2014 Courses

 

FILM 125 (CRN 39139) Intro to Film Studies: 1945 - Present
Instructor: Jon Lewis

FILM 256 (CRN 40090) World Cinema Part II: 1968 - Present
Instructor: Jinying, Li

This course surveys the arts and history of a broad range of international cinemas produced in the non-western world. We begin with the widespread decolonization movement in the 1960s and the 1970s, and discuss how various commercial and avant-garde films, ranging from Hong Kong martial arts to Iranian art cinema, were produced in the dynamic contexts of postcolonialism and globalization. Key filmmakers we will introduce include Wong Kar-Wai, John Woo, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki, Mira Nair, Abbas Kiarostami and Alejandro González Iñárritu, with screening titles such as A Better Tomorrow, Chungking Express, Spirited Away, Ringu, Oldboy, Bombay, Close-up, City of God and others.

FILM 480/580 (CRN 39381/39387) Studies in Literature, Culture, and Society

Convergence: Film and New Media
Instructor: Jinying, Li

This course closely examines the theoretical engagements with the social, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of media convergence, that is, the juncture and interface between new media (e.g. the Internet, video games, and mobile communications) and traditional ones (e.g. film and television). We will read key texts by such writers as Marshall McLuhan, Paul Virilio, Henry Jenkins, Manuel Castells, Lev Manovich, Anne Friedberg, Andrew Darley, Janet Murray, and Alexander Galloway.

WGSS 230 (CRN 39698) Women in the Movies
Instructor: TBD

WGSS 399 (CRN 39701) Queer Popular Culture
Instructor: TBD

GER 261 (CRN 36810, 39190) Masterpieces of German Cinema
Instructor: Sebastian Heiduschke

FR 329 (CRN 37691) Francophone Cultures in Film
Instructor: Dr. Nabil Boudraa

Spring 2014 Courses

 

WGSS 230H Women in the Movies - Honors

WGSS 499/599 Queer/Trans of Color Arts/Activism

GER 361 Critical Issues of German Cinema

 


 

FILM courses in the OSU Catalog

 

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