Film Studies (FILM)

FILM 110, *INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1895-1945, 3 Credits

An introduction to the serious study of world cinema, 1895-1945. Class lectures will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films from the U.S., Europe, and Asia accompany the lectures. Film fee required. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 110

FILM 125, *INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1945-PRESENT, 3 Credits

Provides an introduction to the serious study of world cinema, 1945-present. Class lectures will offer a variety of historical, critical and theoretical approaches. Weekly screenings of important films from the U.S., Europe, and Asia accompany the lectures. Film fee required. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 125

FILM 145, *INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES: 1968-1999, 3 Credits

Explores and examines American and European cinema, 1968-1999. Emphasizes on important films and filmmakers of the era as well as key events in American and European cultural history. (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts

FILM 220, *TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION, 4 Credits

A comparative treatment of literary topics in the context of institutional and systematic discrimination. Not offered every year. CROSSLISTED as ENG 220/FILM 220. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPDP – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Difference, Power & Discrimination; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 220, ENG 220H, FILM 220H

FILM 220H, *TOPICS IN DIFFERENCE, POWER, AND DISCRIMINATION, 4 Credits

A comparative treatment of literary topics in the context of institutional and systematic discrimination. Not offered every year. CROSSLISTED as ENG 220/FILM 220. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPDP – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Difference, Power & Discrimination; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 220, ENG 220H, FILM 220

FILM 245, *THE NEW AMERICAN CINEMA, 4 Credits

A formalist, ideological, and commercial investigation into contemporary American cinema. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 245, FILM 245H

Available via Ecampus

FILM 245H, *THE NEW AMERICAN CINEMA, 4 Credits

A formalist, ideological, and commercial investigation into contemporary American cinema. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 245, ENG 245H, FILM 245

FILM 255, *WORLD CINEMA PART I: ORIGINS TO 1968, 4 Credits

A systematic introduction to the arts and history of international cinema, from the invention of the medium in 1895 to the rise of New Wave and Third Cinema in the 1960s. Weekly screenings of films such as Rashomon, Tokyo Story, Pather Parchali, Terra em Transe, and La Noire de. (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts

FILM 256, *WORLD CINEMA PART II: 1968-PRESENT, 4 Credits

A systematic introduction to the arts and history of international cinema, from the decolonization movement in the 1960s and the 1970s to the dynamics of globalization that we are experiencing today. Weekly screenings include such films as A Better Tomorrow, Chungking Express, Spirited Away, Oldboy, Bombay, and City of God. (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts

FILM 265, *FILMS FOR THE FUTURE, 4 Credits

An interdisciplinary study of film, literary, and philosophical visions of the future. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 265, FILM 265H

FILM 265H, *FILMS FOR THE FUTURE, 4 Credits

An interdisciplinary study of film, literary, and philosophical visions of the future. Three hours of lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 265, FILM 265

FILM 310, *FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM, 4 Credits

Survey of significant works and movements in film theory and criticism, from classical to contemporary eras. Begins with the question of what distinguishes film from other visual arts, pursuing questions about the ontology of film, medium specificity, and aesthetics. Proceeds with investigations concerning issues of technology, authorship, genre, the avant-garde, gender, race and ethnicity, commercialism, transnationalism, queer theory, and affect. Weekly screenings will supplement class readings, lectures and discussions. (Bacc Core Course)

Attributes: CPLA – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Literature & The Arts

Prerequisite: FILM 110 with C or better or FILM 125 with C or better

FILM 360, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 3 Credits

Critical study of a selection of films screened at the Oregon State University's International Film Festival. Topics include acting, sound, special effects, cinematography.

Equivalent to: WLC 360

This course is repeatable for 9 credits.

Recommended: Sophomore standing or higher

FILM 399, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: FILM 399H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 399H, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: FILM 399

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 445, DOCUMENTARY FILM STUDIES, 4 Credits

Examines the worldwide development of documentary filmmaking. We interrogate the nature, form, and function of non-fiction cinematic forms by analyzing diverse films, filmmakers, and theoretical models, while paying attention to social, technological, and aesthetic influences. We study significant modes of documentary including the city symphony, political documentary, direct cinema/cinema verite, and postmodern documentary. Finally, we will pay special attention to the cross-fertilization of non-fiction with other filmmaking modes. Throughout the course, we seek to answer the following questions: How do documentary conventions mark the "Real"? How is documentary film a tool for social change?

FILM 452, ^STUDIES IN FILM, 4 Credits

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term. Lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Writing Intensive Course)

Attributes: CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, WIC; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 452, ENG 452H, FILM 452H

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.

Recommended: Sophomore standing; 8 credits of ENG 200-level or above.

FILM 452H, ^STUDIES IN FILM, 4 Credits

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term. Lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year. (H) (Writing Intensive Course)

Attributes: CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, WIC; HNRS – Honors Course Designator; LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 452, FILM 452

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.

Recommended: Sophomore standing; 8 credits of ENG 200-level or above

FILM 480, STUDIES IN FILM, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 4 Credits

Study of film in its relationship to society and culture; study of film culture. Topics change from term to term. (H)

Attributes: LACH – Liberal Arts Humanities Core

Equivalent to: ENG 480

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.

Recommended: Sophomore standing; 8 credits of ENG 200-level or above.

FILM 501, RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 502, INDEPENDENT STUDY, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 503, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

FILM 506, SPECIAL PROJECTS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 507, SEMINAR, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 508, WORKSHOP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 510, INTERNSHIP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 545, DOCUMENTARY FILM STUDIES, 4 Credits

Examines the worldwide development of documentary filmmaking. We interrogate the nature, form, and function of non-fiction cinematic forms by analyzing diverse films, filmmakers, and theoretical models, while paying attention to social, technological, and aesthetic influences. We study significant modes of documentary including the city symphony, political documentary, direct cinema/cinema verite, and postmodern documentary. Finally, we will pay special attention to the cross-fertilization of non-fiction with other filmmaking modes. Throughout the course, we seek to answer the following questions: How do documentary conventions mark the "Real"? How is documentary film a tool for social change?

FILM 552, STUDIES IN FILM, 4 Credits

Particular cinematographers, movements, types, conventions, or problems in film. Topics change from term to term. Lecture and separate screenings each week. Film fee required. Not offered every year.

Equivalent to: ENG 552

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

FILM 580, STUDIES IN FILM, CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 4 Credits

Study of film in its relationship to society and culture; study of film culture. Topics change from term to term.

Equivalent to: ENG 580

This course is repeatable for 8 credits.