Fall 2014 Course Descriptions


ART 213 01 Intermediate Digital Art
TR 12:30 pm-3:00 pm
Professor Elizabeth Daggett

Advanced studio work in digital arts, focused on creating electronic media based projects geared toward individual student interests. Students can work with either still or moving images. Prerequisites: Art 113 or 114.

ART 313 01 Digital Art: Advanced Projects
TR 12:30 pm-03:00 pm
Professor Elizabeth Daggett

In this studio course, students with make advanced video projects, including, but not limited to: narrative filmmaking, documentary, experimental, and/or animation projects. Cameras and editing software are provided.

ENGL 202 01 Introduction to Cinema (F5)
TR 12:30 pm-01:45 pm, T 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Professor Keith Corson 

Providing an overview of moving image practices, this course will use the academic discipline of film studies to explore the aesthetic, structural, cultural, historical, and theoretical framework of cinema. Major topics include the language of film (narrative, cinematography, mise en scène, editing, sound), genre, authorship, ideology (race, gender, sexuality), global cinema, documentary, and avant-garde traditions. Prerequisites: FYWS 151 or permission from instructor. All students must attend a weekly film screening.

HIST 105 07 Introductory Seminars in History: Latin America through Film (F2, F3)
TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm, W 07:30 pm-09:30 pm
Professor Michael LaRosa

This course is designed to introduce students to some of the major themes in Latin American history using feature film as the primary source. The course is not organized chronologically, like “normal” history courses, but is arranged thematically. Films, novels, autobiographies and historical texts will form the base of evidence used to examine Latin American history from the period of the conquest (i.e., the 15th century) to the present. Not open to juniors and seniors.