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048:051 (CCL:1620) Film Criticism


Evaluation and analysis of film, from journalistic reviews to academic scholarship; principles
and theoretical positions.
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048:052 (CCL:1625) Gender and Film
Representations of femininity, masculinity, sexual identity, how they relate to society, culture;
examples from feminist, psychoanalytic, queer theory.
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048:053 (CCL:1630) Introduction to Film Sound
Sound as an acoustic, technological, aesthetic, and historical issue; functions of voice, music,
sound effects.
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048:062 (CCL:1632) Disney in America
How Walt Disney Corporation has influenced American cultural values, ideals, and experiences
through its evolution from an animation company in the 1920s, to a theme park company and
television producer in the 1950s, to a media conglomerate today; the corporation's national
importance, Hollywood's contributions to the Depression and World War II, postwar urban and
community planning, America's changing leisure behavior, advertising and childhood, modern
business history, and exportation of American culture. Same as 045:065 (AMST:1065).
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048:063 (CCL:2863) Film/Video Production: Microcinemas and DIY Distribution
Nature and practice of film festivals; microcinemas and small-scale distribution in historical
context of cinema culture and as audience-building and outreach for independently produced
films, video, and new media; management and orchestration of the annual Iowa City
International Documentary Festival. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of
C or higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
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048:064 (CCL:2864) Film/Video Production: Alternative Forms
Hands-on workshops in alternative or innovative video/film practices and technologies; varied
topics. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in
048:034 (CCL:1834).
048:065 (CCL:2865) Film Production: Material of 16mm Film
Basic 16mm motion picture camera, editing, and sound techniques; individual and group
exercises. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in
048:034 (CCL:1834).

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048:066 (CCL:2866) Video Production: Nonfiction
Single-camera shooting on location, with emphasis on editing; group exercises oriented to
nonfiction forms. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in
048:034 (CCL:1834).
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048:067 (CCL:2867) Screenwriting: Long Form
Visualization, sequencing, dialog; preparation of treatment, screenplay for fiction film; script
problems. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or higher in

048:034 (CCL:1834).
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048:068 (CCL:2868) Video Production: Fiction
Development of fiction video making technique through group projects in the studio and on
location, and nonlinear editing. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834). Requirements: grade of C or
higher in 048:034 (CCL:1834).
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048:070 (CCL:1635) Styles and Genres
Major film types (musicals, science fiction, westerns, film noir) and their cultural significance.
048:071 (CCL:1640) Film Authors
A major director or comparison of directors; director's role in industrial and collaborative
contexts, relations between biography and criticism, function of individual styles.

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048:081 (CCL:1645) Film and Literature
Relationships among films, novels, plays, adaptations; shared and distinct formal elements of
cinematic and literary texts, their cultural functions.
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048:091 (CCL:1185) Internship
Opportunity to apply skills; faculty supervision, on or off campus. Requirements: cinema and
comparative literature major.
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048:095 (CCL:2199) Undergraduate Seminar
Focus on a significant text or critical problem. Requirements: junior or senior standing, and
cinema and comparative literature major.
048:098 (CCL:2198) Honors Tutorial

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048:099 (CCL:2195) Individual Study

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048:103 (CCL:4603) Topics in Contemporary Film


Specific issues or periods in contemporary film.

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048:104 (CCL:4604) Topics in European Film


Specific issues or periods in European film.

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048:105 (CCL:3605) French Cinema
Taught in English. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Same as 009:147 (FREN:3510).
048:106 (CCL:4606) Topics in Asian Cinema
Issues or topics in East or South Asian cinemas. Same as 039:145 (ASIA:4606).

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048:108 (CCL:4608) History of Documentary Film


A period, type, or concern of nonfiction filmmaking. Prerequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601).

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048:112 (CCL:2627) Proseminar in Cinema and Culture


A national cinema or topic in international film.

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048:113 (CCL:4823) Film and Video Production: Drama
Individual and group dramatic video projects; location and studio shooting, nonlinear editing.
Prerequisites: 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
3 s.h.
048:117 (CCL:4616) Topics in National Cinema
Cinema's intersection with the nation; questions of representation, culture, and identity in the
national, subnational, and/or transnational context. Prerequisites: 048:001 (CCL:1601) or
048:002 (CCL:1602).
048:118 (CCL:4618) Topics in World Cinemas
Issues in international film history and film theory.

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048:119 (CCL:4619) Topics in Film Sound


Issues in history and theory of film sound.

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048:120 (CCL:4620) Issues in Film Theory


Key theorists, approaches, topics in film theory.

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048:121 (CCL:4821) Film and Video Production: Selected Topics
Student productions focusing on a particular genre, issue, or process; 16mm, video, or audio,
such as experimental film or video, collaborative projects, nonfiction, narrative, and so forth.
Prerequisites: 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or
048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or
048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845). Requirements: grade of C or higher in
048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or
048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or
048:133 (CCL:4845).
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048:123 (CCL:4843) Film and Video Production: Image Design
Strategies, techniques, and technologies used in moving image production; emphasis on generic
lighting practices, composition; short projects using film, videotape. Prerequisites:
048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or
048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or
048:133 (CCL:4845). Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:064 (CCL:2864) or
048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or
048:124 (CCL:4864) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:132 (CCL:4862) or 048:133 (CCL:4845).
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048:124 (CCL:4864) Film Production: Advanced 16mm Film
Processes and approaches to the short film; students produce a seven-minute, sync-sound project,
including film shooting and digital editing. Prerequisites: 048:065 (CCL:2865) or
048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:134 (CCL:4834).
048:125 (CCL:3877) Screenwriting: Short Form

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Exercises and projects in writing, developing, and workshopping screenplays for short film or
video; budgeting, location scouting, other preproduction activities. Prerequisites:
048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or
048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
048:126 (CCL:2121) Cult Films of the Last Soviet Generation
Same as 041:126 (SLAV:2121).

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048:127 (CCL:4836) Advanced Screenwriting
Write a feature screenplay (105-115 pages) within the industry standard contract guidelines for
independent and studio projects; completion of outline, beat sheet, treatment, first draft; one
rewrite. Prerequisites: 048:067 (CCL:2867).
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048:130 (CCL:4825) Digital Production: Animation
Intermediate 3-D modeling, motion graphics; student projects culminating in CDR or video
presentation. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834).
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048:131 (CCL:4841) Film/Video/Audio Production: Sound Design
Concepts and techniques in sound design for film and video; exercises, projects in sound/image
relationships using location recording equipment and digital audio workstation for editing,
mixing. Prerequisites: 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or
048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868). Requirements: grade of C or higher in
048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or
048:068 (CCL:2868).
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048:132 (CCL:4862) Video Production: Advanced Video
Exploration of boundaries between documentary and fictional forms, including 'mockumentary'
and hybrid films; independent and small group video projects. Prerequisites:
048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or 048:121 (CCL:4821) or
048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:133 (CCL:4845). Requirements: grade of C
or higher in 048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868) or
048:121 (CCL:4821) or 048:123 (CCL:4843) or 048:131 (CCL:4841) or 048:133 (CCL:4845).
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048:133 (CCL:4845) Film and Video Production: Editing
Editing digital video for impact, mood, and story; hands-on exercises, screenings, readings, and
workshops using Avid editing software. Prerequisites: 048:034 (CCL:1834) or
048:064 (CCL:2864) or 048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
1-3 s.h.
048:134 (CCL:4834) Theory and Practice of Film/Video Production
Focus on a type of film (documentary, animation, experimental) or an issue in film theory
(sound, narrative structure, point of view); application of theoretical issues; individual
productions.
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048:135 (CCL:4835) Issues in Film and Video Production
Proposal and grant writing, conceptualization, budgeting, and research on varied distribution

models for independent films. Prerequisites: 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or


048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
Requirements: grade of C or higher in 048:063 (CCL:2863) or 048:064 (CCL:2864) or
048:065 (CCL:2865) or 048:066 (CCL:2866) or 048:067 (CCL:2867) or 048:068 (CCL:2868).
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048:136 (CCL:3876) Video for Performance
Introduction to making video for use in a performance; how video can unlock new artistic
possibilities for performance in theater, dance, and performing arts in general; focus on
acquiring basic skills necessary to shoot and edit video, and project it during a
performance; practices of animation, found or archival footage work, and live performance. No
previous knowledge of cameras or editing equipment required. Same as 049:104 (THTR:3876).
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048:138 (CCL:3878) Film and Media Practicum
Research and production-oriented film and media practicum; individual and small-group work
on a single film, video, or media production as determined by instructor; independent library and
web-based research, group presentations, readings. Requirements: junior or senior standing.
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048:150 (CCL:4890) Media Production Workshop
Individual film, video, interactive, or screenwriting project; common problems, screenings of
work in progress, criticism. Requirements: grade of C or higher in two advanced production
courses and acceptance by written proposal.
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048:157 (CCL:4355) Twentieth-Century Europe in Literature and Film
Introduction to 20th-century Europe through representative literature and film that reflect and
critically engage the period's defining moments in social, cultural, and political history;
modernity and emergence of modernist aesthetics, World War I, the Great Depression, the
Spanish Civil War, struggles between fascism and communism, World War II, existentialism, the
Holocaust, rise of postwar consumer society and technocracy, wars of decolonization, political
dissidence in Cold War Eastern Europe, student revolts of the 1960s, fall of the Berlin Wall,
collapse of the Soviet Union, postcolonial condition that binds Europe to its colonial history.
Taught in English. Same as 009:157 (FREN:4011).
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048:167 (CCL:3647) Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema
Cultural, historical, semiotic approach to studying construction of gender identity and sexual
codes in French cinema from 1920s to present. Taught in English. Prerequisites:
009:111 (FREN:3060) or 048:001 (CCL:1601) or 048:002 (CCL:1602) or
131:010 (GWSS:1001). Same as 009:148 (FREN:3540), 131:167 (GWSS:3540).

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048:169 (CCL:4648) Issues in Gender and Sexuality
Significance of gender and/or sexuality to cinema, in general or in a period, genre, film type, or
national cinema; theoretical approaches, including feminist and queer theory.
3 s.h.
048:170 (CCL:3750) Topics in Cinema and Culture
One or more national cinemas in relation to social, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites:

048:001 (CCL:1601).
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048:172 (CCL:3135) Narrative and the Cinema
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA:
Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as
008:172 (ENGL:3135).
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048:174 (CCL:4674) Transnational Chinese Cinemas
Films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese diasporic communities, silent era
to present; relationship of film to nation-state, cultural interflows, media technologies,
ideologies. English subtitles. Same as 039:173 (CHIN:4206).
3 s.h.
048:175 (CCL:3130) Topics in Film and Literature
English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA:
Literary Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies. PERIOD: 20th/21st-Century Literature. Same as
008:175 (ENGL:3130).

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048:178 (CCL:4678) Topics in Latin American Cinema
Taught in English. Requirements: one Spanish literature or culture course numbered above
035:130 (SPAN:3200) or one film studies course. Same as 035:191 (SPAN:4810).

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048:185 (CCL:3185) Global Women's Cinema
Introduction to contemporary women's cinema and feminist filmmaking from around the world;
emphasis on post-1968 period and cinema produced outside the United States. Same as
131:185 (GWSS:3185), 218:185 (WLLC:3185).

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048:190 (CCL:4690) Chicano Cinema
History of Chicano independent and industry film and television production since the Chicano
political and cultural movement began in the 1960s. Taught in English. Requirements: one
Spanish literature or culture course numbered 035:130 (SPAN:3200) or above, or one film
studies course numbered above 048:050 (CCL:2113). Same as 035:190 (SPAN:4800).

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048:199 (CCL:6992) Individual Study
Requirements: advanced B.A. enrollment with international and comparative literary projects, or
M.A. enrollment in comparative literature.