History of Film (3)
The development of major film movements, with particular attention to the technical and stylistic contributions of major directors.
Literature and Film (3)
Adaptations from other narrative and dramatic forms; relations between literary and film conventions; special problems in adapting literary works to film.
American Film (3)
The American film from the silent period to the present; concentrated study of several major directors, such as Ford, Hawks, and Welles.
World Cinema (G) (3)
Major developments and achievements in French, Italian, British, Russian, and other national cinemas; cross influences between foreign and American cinema.
Major Filmmakers (G) (3)
The viewing, analysis, and discussion of selected films by such directors as Griffith, Eisenstein, Ford, Huston, Welles, Bergman, Fellini, Buñuel, and Kurosawa.
Special Topics in Film (3,3,3,3)
A course in a specially selected topic.
Primarily, but not exclusively, for advanced students. Courses with different topics may be repeated for credit.
Instruction and practice in preparing screenplays for production.
Studies in Film Genres (3,3,3,3)
Intensive study of a particular genre of film, including the musical, the western, the crime drama, the comedy, or science fiction film.
Advanced Screenwriting (3)
An advanced course in screenwriting for students who have already mastered the basics of screenplay structure and writing.
Prerequisite: 50:354:395 or permission of instructor.