FLST - Film Studies


Course Descriptions

FLST 1800 Film Appreciation (3)

Students learn the aesthetic and technological elements in motion pictures. The course traces artistic trends and critical theories and focuses on visual imagery, sound, story, acting, and directing to develop a critical framework for appreciating the artistic aspects of film.

FLST 2050 History of Film (4)

Students learn the basics of the film medium and its development as an art form. Students view films weekly, discuss them in their historical settings, analyze them for directorial style, and evaluate them as forms of art and entertainment.

FLST 2060 Modern World Cinema (4)

Students learn the current trends, styles, and significant development in the field of cinema. Prerequisite: FILM 2050.

FLST 2070 History of Animation (3)

Students learn the aesthetics and technical elements of animation as well as its development into a popular form of art and entertainment. This class reviews the work of a wide range of animation companies.

FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies (3)

This course deals with topics related to film theory and criticism. Classes may focus on genre, individual artists, specific studios, historical eras, and film in other cultures. Prerequisite: FLST 1800 OR FLST 2060. May be repeated for credit, if content differs.

FLST 3170 Topics in Documentary Film Studies (3)

This course deals with topics related to film theory and criticism pertaining to documentary films. Classes may focus on genre, individual artists, specific studio or historical eras, and film in other cultures. Prerequisite: FLST 1800 OR FLST 2060 OR permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit, if content differs. 

FLST 4160 Survey of Film Theory and Criticism (3)

Students learn the major critical approaches to the study of film, including the auteur theory, structuralism and semiotics, genre criticism, and political and sociological film criticism. Students examine these critical approaches and apply these concepts through analysis of films. Prerequisite: FLST 1800 OR FLST 2050.

FLST 4610 Readings in Film (3)

Prerequisites: Media major, junior/senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit, if content differs.

FLST 4620 Senior Overview (3-6)

Provides an opportunity for seniors to demonstrate their proficiency in a selected area of film history/criticism. The student assumes responsibility for the production of a thesis under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: senior standing, acceptance of the student's petition to proceed to Senior Overview, AND permission of instructor.

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