Moving Image Arts - MOVI

The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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102 Introduction to Film
3 hours. Representative selections from a variety of periods and forms. Development of analytical skills in the reading of film. Same as ENGL 102. Creative Arts course.

105 African Americans in Film, 1900 - Present: Images, Individuals and Ideas on Screen
3 hours. Examination of the history of African Americans in film from the silent era to the present. The careers of African American filmmakers and actors and the evolution of images, themes, and ideas in films by and about African Americans. Same as AAST 105 and COMM 105. Creative Arts, and US Society course.

121 Introduction to Moving Image Arts
3 hours. Examination and interpretation of moving image texts such as film, television, and new digital media. Same as ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.

200 Communication Technologies
3 hours. History, development, and social impact of communication technology: print, broadcast, cable, satellite, computer, internet. Issues related to infrastructure, regulation, access, globalization, conveyance, and change. Same as COMM 200. This is a blended-online and classroom course. Use of computer and internet access is required. A high speed connection, while not required, is strongly suggested. Prerequisite(s): COMM 101, COMM 102, COMM 103 with a grade of B or better in at least two of these; or approval of the department. Moving Image Arts minors must obtain approval of the Department of Communication.

229 Introduction to Asian Film
3 hours. A theoretical analysis of films by recognized masters of Asian cinema. Same as ASST 229 and ENGL 229. Taught in English. Films contain English subtitles. One film per week will be screened outside of class. Students may choose to attend the official screenings or watch the films on their own. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161. World Cultures course.

232 History of Film I: 1890 to World War II
3 hours. History of film from its beginnings in the 1890s up to World War II. Same as AH 232 and ENGL 232.

233 History of Film II: World War II to the Present
3 hours. History of film from World War II to contemporary movements in world cinema. Same as AH 233 and ENGL 233.

234 History of Television
3 hours. A critical history of television. Same as COMM 234 and ENGL 234. One additional hour each week for required screenings.

270 The Reel Arab
3 hours. Examination of how Arabs are portrayed in the cinema. Exploration of popular films (both Western and Arab) and their prominent conventions. Focus on gender issues, racial and ethnic representations, and analysis of patriarchal attitudes. Same as MOVI 270. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 160; or any 100- or 200-level film course. Creative Arts course.

278 Latin American/Latino Film Studies
4 hours. Introduction to the history and major aesthetic movements of Latin American cinema. Same as LALS 278 and SPAN 278. Taught in English. Includes a film screening component. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in LALS 101 or Grade of C or better in LALS 102 or Grade of C or better in LALS 109 or Grade of C or better in LALS 110; and sophomore standing or above; or consent of the instructor; or a grade of C or better in any film course. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

280 Italian and Italian American Cinema
3 hours. Italian and Italian American films and cinematic movements presented within the context of Italian culture and its diaspora. Same as ITAL 280. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles. Recommended Background: Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 102; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 120; or Credit or concurrent registration in ENGL 121. Creative Arts course.

302 Studies in the Moving Image
3 hours. Study of a topic or movement in film and/or other media forms. Same as ENGL 302. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 or consent of instructor.

431 The History and Politics of Africa on Film
3 OR 4 hours. Key moments and issues in African history through the eyes of African film and documentary makers. Same as AAST 431. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.