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Course Listing for FILM STUDIES - Spring 2022 (ALL: 01/27/2022 - 05/16/2022)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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2010 FILM-175-01 Introduction to Recording Arts 1.00 STU Knickerbocker, Kyle
Swist, Christopher
MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: MUSC-175-01
  NOTE: 5 seats saved for Music Production Minors.
  This is a course in the basics of recording and producing music. Students learn to use the basic tools of the production studio, including an exploration of recording techniques and standard practices encountered at professional facilities. The course also incorporates connections between listening to professional recordings and making technical decisions when capturing a musical performance.
1299 FILM-201-01 Basic Filmmaking 1.00 SEM Bemiss, Jeffrey
Harnarine, Ian
TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: 5 seats are reserved for first-year students and 4 seats are reserved for sophomore students
  NOTE: Contact Co-director of Film Studies, Dr. Madalene Spezialetti, for permission to enroll.
  A hands-on introduction to filmmaking from the perspectives of the director and editor. By designing and executing a series of short, creative production projects, students will explore how moving image techniques are used to structure meaning. Topics include composition, videography, sound, continuity editing, montage, and dramatic structure. Cameras and software are provided, and significant collaborative work is required.
1914 FILM-210-01 Film Aesthetics in Practice 0.50 LEC Mason, John Michael M: 6:30PM-9:30PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Film Aesthetics in Practice: Trinity Film Festival Screening Committee The primary goal of the course is to introduce the principles of practical film criticism through weekly film screenings and post-screening discussions and put those principles to work in the high-stakes task of selecting the line-up of student films to screen at Trinity Film Festival in May. The requirements for this 0.5 credit course are mandatory attendance at weekly film screenings, engaged participation in post-film discussions, and full-on participation during the week-long selection screening marathon in April. This class is taught by a core member of Trinity Film Festival who leads the discussion after weekly screenings for the Film Studies program's gateway course ENGL 265 Introduction to Film Studies.
2128 FILM-265-01 Intro to Film Studies 1.00 LEC Younger, James MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ENGL-265-01
  This course provides a general introduction to the study of film and focuses on the key terms and concepts used to describe and analyze the film experience. As we put this set of tools and methods in place, we will also explore different modes of film production (fictional narrative, documentary, experimental) and some of the critical issues and debates that have shaped the discipline of film studies (genre, auteurism, film aesthetics, ideology). For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a 200-level elective. It is also the gateway course for the literature and film concentration. This course can be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the film studies minor.
2975 FILM-303-01 Principles of Documentary Film 1.00 LEC Bemiss, Jeffrey TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Film 201, or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Students who have previously taken Film 301, Advanced Filmmaking, can enroll in Principles of Documentary Filmmaking.
  An advanced filmmaking course where students will conceive, film and finish short documentary films. The course will emphasize study and analysis of the documentary form, research, production and editorial techniques, and strategies for building trust with protagonists. Documentary specific filming techniques will be explored such as vérité shooting, effective use of available light and multi-source field recording. Cameras and software are provided.
3062 FILM-306-01 Art of Motion Picture Editing 1.00 LEC Bemiss, Jeffrey TBA TBA Y ART  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Film 201, or permission of instructor.
  Students will strengthen their visual narrative skills through the study and practice of the editor's role in filmic storytelling. The course will include analysis of editing theory and technique as used in contemporary films, as well as their application using digital editing software.
2516 FILM-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Students may assist professors as teaching assistants, performing a variety of duties usually involving assisting students in conceiving or revising papers; reading and helping to evaluate papers, quizzes and exams; and other duties as determined by the student and instructor. See instructor of specific course for more information. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2346 FILM-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2278 FILM-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and program director are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2744 CHIN-401-01 Issues in Contemporary China 1.00 SEM Shen, Yipeng MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: INTS-395-01
  Using materials from literature, public discourses, film, and the Internet, this course helps students become familiar with and reflect upon important cultural, political, and economic issues of the Chinese speaking world(China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Chinese communities in the West). NO prior knowledge of Chinese language is required. This course is required for students who elect Chinese as the primary language in their LACS-administered Chinese major(Plan B). It also counts toward the International Studies major(as an Asian Studies area course), the LACS-administered Chinese minor, as well as the interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor.
2864 ENGL-304-01 Cinephilia and Philosophy 1.00 SEM Younger, James MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM
  NOTE: For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a course emphasizing critical reflection.
  NOTE: Evening meetings of this class are for film screening only.
  This course offers a free-ranging exploration through a series of philosophical texts and films designed to challenge us and provoke creative thought, open-ended discussion, and poetic critical writing. The course will be conducted as an advanced seminar; some prior background in either philosophy or film studies is recommended, and a serious commitment to the common cinephilosophical endeavor is required. For English majors, this course satisfies the requirement of a course emphasizing critical reflection.
2077 FREN-151-01 French Film Festival 0.50 LEC Humphreys, Karen TBA TBA HUM Q2
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM, LACS
  A half-credit course offered in conjunction with the annual spring French Film Festival. Class meetings and film screenings will take place from March 29 through April 4, 2020. Two mandatory workshops will take place prior to and following the festival at a time to be announced. Students are required to attend all film showings. Students taking the course for credit in French will be required to do all written work in French and to attend French language versions of the two supplemental workshops. Course may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
1909 INTS-236-01 Japanese Crime Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS, FILM Cross-listing: JAPN-236-01, LACS-236-01
  This course examines major works of Japanese crime literature and film from the works of Edogawa Rampo, known as the father of crime fiction in Japan, to those of contemporary writers to explore social and moral issues reflected in them. While Japanese writers and filmmakers of this genre readily acknowledge Western influences, the literary and cinematic explorations of crime in Japan have also developed ona trajectory of their own, producing works that are easily distinguishable from those of other cultures. The course will also consider the mixing of the crime genre with others, such as ghost and science fiction genres. Works studied in this course include those of Edogawa Rampo, Akira Kurosawa, Miyuki Miyabe, Seicho Matsumoto, and Kobo Abe, as well as yakuza movies. Readings and discussion in English.
2745 INTS-395-01 Issues in Contemporary China 1.00 SEM Shen, Yipeng MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: CHIN-401-01
  Using materials from literature, public discourses, film, and the Internet, this course helps students become familiar with and reflect upon important cultural, political, and economic issues of the Chinese speaking world(China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Chinese communities in the West). NO prior knowledge of Chinese language is required. This course is required for students who elect Chinese as the primary language in their LACS-administered Chinese major(Plan B). It also counts toward the International Studies major(as an Asian Studies area course), the LACS-administered Chinese minor, as well as the interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor.
1879 ITAL-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC King, Joshua TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: LACS-290-01
  A study and discussion of Italian cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of the noted postwar Italian directors Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti. The course will also consider the trend away from reliance on literary texts toward the development of personal expressions by such author/directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Maurizio Nichetti, and others. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and coursework will be in English. Students wishing to apply this course toward the major in Italian must secure permission of the instructor. They will complete their assignments in Italian and meet with the instructor in supplementary sessions. Faithful attendance is required. (Listed as both LACS 290 and ITAL 290.)
1911 JAPN-236-01 Japanese Crime Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: LACS-236-01, INTS-236-01
  This course examines major works of Japanese crime literature and film from the works of Edogawa Rampo, known as the father of crime fiction in Japan, to those of contemporary writers to explore social and moral issues reflected in them. While Japanese writers and filmmakers of this genre readily acknowledge Western influences, the literary and cinematic explorations of crime in Japan have also developed ona trajectory of their own, producing works that are easily distinguishable from those of other cultures. The course will also consider the mixing of the crime genre with others, such as ghost and science fiction genres. Works studied in this course include those of Edogawa Rampo, Akira Kurosawa, Miyuki Miyabe, Seicho Matsumoto, and Kobo Abe, as well as yakuza movies. Readings and discussion in English.
1910 LACS-236-01 Japanese Crime Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: JAPN-236-01, INTS-236-01
  This course examines major works of Japanese crime literature and film from the works of Edogawa Rampo, known as the father of crime fiction in Japan, to those of contemporary writers to explore social and moral issues reflected in them. While Japanese writers and filmmakers of this genre readily acknowledge Western influences, the literary and cinematic explorations of crime in Japan have also developed ona trajectory of their own, producing works that are easily distinguishable from those of other cultures. The course will also consider the mixing of the crime genre with others, such as ghost and science fiction genres. Works studied in this course include those of Edogawa Rampo, Akira Kurosawa, Miyuki Miyabe, Seicho Matsumoto, and Kobo Abe, as well as yakuza movies. Readings and discussion in English.
1878 LACS-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC King, Joshua TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: ITAL-290-01
  A study and discussion of Italian cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of the noted postwar Italian directors Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti. The course will also consider the trend away from reliance on literary texts toward the development of personal expressions by such author/directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Maurizio Nichetti, and others. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and coursework will be in English. Students wishing to apply this course toward the major in Italian must secure permission of the instructor. They will complete their assignments in Italian and meet with the instructor in supplementary sessions. Faithful attendance is required. (Listed as both LACS 290 and ITAL 290.)
2958 PSYC-293-01 Perception 1.00 LEC Grubb, Michael TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 49 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM, NESC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Psychology 101.
  With a simple opening of the eyes, a vividly colorful, object-filled world effortlessly appears before you. With remarkable ease, you recognize individual voices or unique melodies. And without even trying, you know immediately if you have over salted your food. But how does all of this happen? This foundational course will provide an introduction to our current scientific understanding of the psychology and neuroscience of perception.
2904 SOCL-241-01 Mass Media & Pop Culture 1.00 LEC Williams, Johnny TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM, GLBLSTDS
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Sociology 101
  This course examines the integral role mass communication has in social and cultural life. Specifically, it explores how we identify and construct our social identity using media images. This is accomplished by focusing on different types of media content and their effect on individuals and culture, as well as by examining audience response to media content. Other topics covered include the social and economic organization of mass media, development of communication technologies, and sexist and racist stereotypes in the media.
1129 THDN-103-01 Basic Acting 1.00 STU Hendrick, Michelle TR: 10:00AM-12:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 14 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM
  NOTE: 5 spaces reserved for first-year students; 4 for sophomores, 3 for juniors, and 2 for seniors.
  An introduction to the basic elements of acting. Students will work on releasing tension, developing their powers of concentration, promoting spontaneity through improvisation, and exploring a systematic approach to preparing a role for performance. This course is a prerequisite for all upper-level acting courses.
2181 THDN-301-01 Directing/Devising Performance 1.00 STU Sledge, Terrell MW: 11:00AM-1:00PM TBA ART  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM
  Prerequisite: At least one theater and dance course or permission of instructor.
  This class is designed for students interested in expanding their understanding of theoretical and devised approaches to directing for theater. The readings and exercises for this course will focus on the work of experimental theater artists from the 20th century to the present, examining the various ways directors and ensembles have investigated the relationship of form and content to research innovative modes of storytelling. Particular attention will be paid to multimedia and devised performance practice. Students will create work inspired by the artists and productions studied, applying theory to practice in performance work.