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Film Studies

The following courses are cross-listed in all European language areas, and are taught in English:

250. Contemporary World Cinema. 3 cr.

Focus on recent award winning films from India, China, Japan, the Middle East, Africa, and Western and Eastern Europe, within a contemporary cultural context. (Course Web site.)

275. Human Rights in Film.  1 cr.

Offered in conjunction with the University's annual Human Rights Film Series, which is sponsored by the Department, during the Spring semester. (Course Web site.)

475W. East and West in Film and Print. 3 cr.

Survey of recent award-winning filmmakers and Nobel Literature Laureates from non-Western European cultures, including Japan, China, Iran, Egypt, Poland, and the Czech Republic. (Course Web site.)

476W. Central and Eastern Europe in Film and Print. 3 cr.

Representative films and literature from Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the Balkans, presented in a cultural and historical context. (Course Web site.)

477W. Classics of Modern European Cinema. 3 cr.

The major movements of Western European cinema, including Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, British Social Realism, New German Cinema, Spanish Surrealism and Postmodernism, illustrated with the works of DeSica, Godard, Reisz, Fellini, Buñuel, Bergman, Wenders, Leigh and others. (Course Web site.)


The following courses are offered in specific language areas:

400W. Italian Cinema. 3 cr.

Review of selected films with special emphasis on the social, cultural, political, and economic changes in Italy. (Taught in English)

400W. Spanish Cinema. 3 cr.

Evolution of the Spanish cinema after Franco. Review of selected films produced since the introduction of democracy to Spain. Special emphasis on the social, cultural, political, and economic changes in the country under democratic government.

401W.  Contemporary Italian Cinema.  3 cr.

Social, economic and political life in Italy through film.

470W. Gabriel García Márquez on Film. 3 cr.

Selection from García Márquez’s work in film and fiction, emphasizing the relationship between the two.

422W. German Culture Through Film. 3 cr.

Study of 20th century German socio-cultural and historical context through a wide range of films from the silent era to the present.