Preview of Courses

The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Film Studies program. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog

FILM 270. Film Genre
This course surveys the major films, filmmakers, themes, and issues of a major film genre (e.g. American film noir, American screwball comedy). The genres will vary from semester to semester and during any given term, the genre might be the musical, gangster, western, film noir, or horror films. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by class screenings.

FILM 275. Film Movements
This course explores the major films, filmmakers, themes, and issues of a particular critical fashion or period in the history of cinema (e.g. Hollywood Renaissance, 1967-1977). During one term, the course may, for example, cover the Hollywood Renaissance, Italian Neo-Realism, or French New Wave. As in THEA 270, the subject matter will vary from term to term. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by class screenings.

FILM 290. Selected Topics in Film Studies
Topic of course determined by the instructor. In the past, students have studied the the Films of Clint Eastwood and the Films of Joel and Ethan Coen.